Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Money | By Bruce West

Keeper Neuer, uncapped striker Nils in Germany's provisional squad

Keeper Neuer, uncapped striker Nils in Germany's provisional squad

Dortmund's midfielder Mario Goetze, who scored the victor against Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final, will miss the tournament in Russian Federation due to poor performances in the past season.

However, Low has opted against calling him up for the tournament, instead selecting the likes of Thomas Muller, Gomez, Timo Werner and Nils Petersen. "He has little worldwide experience but he will grow with the task".

The Borussia Dortmund start scored in extra time against Argentina in 2014 to give Germany its fourth World Cup.

"It wasn't Mario's season". "We had some players on the pitch who had the opportunity to show themselves at this level - they did not take it", midfielder Toni Kroos said after the defeat in Berlin. Bayern striker Sandro Wagner misses out on the tournament as Loew favored Stuttgart striker Mario Gomez.

Among others who missed out are Liverpool midfielder Emre Can, who is now unfit, and young Schalke midfielder Max Meyer.

Joachim Low pens new Germany contract and drops 27-man Provisional squad for the forthcoming World Cup.

"Then we want to get a full idea, talk to him frankly and honestly, asking 'is it possible to play at the World Cup?'"

Goalkeepers: Bernd Leno (Bayer Leverkusen), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona), Kevin Trapp (Paris Saint-Germain).

Liverpool's Emre Can, Bayern's Sandro Wagner and Borussia Dortmund's Mario Gotze are among the names to miss out, while Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger, Arsenal's Mesut Ozil and Man City's Leroy Sane and Ilkay Gundogan are among the Premier League contingent to be named.

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