Loew announces final squad

German Football
By German Football June 3, 2010 05:39

Loew announces final squad

Image: AP Photo/dapd/Daniel Maurer

Coach Joachim Loew unveiled his final World Cup squad of 23 players on Tuesday, with Andreas Beck of Hoffenheim the man to miss out on the trip to South Africa.

Already without injured captain Michael Ballack, Loew admitted on Saturday he faced making some brutal decisions ahead of submitting his final team.

As well as missing Ballack, who was injured during Chelsea’s FA Cup final win over Portsmouth, Germany will also be without Heiko Westermann, who broke his foot late in the Hungary game at the weekend.

Defender Beck, who made his debut for Germany against Norway in February 2009, was the only player left on the sidelines by Loew.

Germany will begin their World Cup campaign on June 13 against Australia, and will also play Serbia, Australi and Ghana.

Loew’s squad will fly to South Africa on June 7 after a final warm-up game against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Thursday.


Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Schalke 04), Tim Wiese (Werder Bremen), Jorg Butt (Bayern Munich)

Defenders: Dennis Aogo (Hamburg), Holger Badstuber (Bayern Munich), Jerome Boateng (Hamburg), Arne Friedrich (Hertha Berlin), Marcell Jansen (Hamburg), Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich), Per Mertesacker (Werder Bremen), Serdar Tasci (Stuttgart)

Midfielders: Sami Khedira (Stuttgart), Toni Kroos (Bayer Leverkusen), Marko Marin (Werder Bremen), Mesut Ozil (Werder Bremen), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich), Piotr Trochowski (Hamburg)

Strikers: Cacau (Stuttgart), Mario Gomez (Bayern Munich), Stefan Kiessling (Bayer Leverkusen), Miroslav Klose (Bayern Munich), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Lukas Podolski (Cologne)

German Football
By German Football June 3, 2010 05:39
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  1. Chris June 3, 06:37

    South Africa here we go ! ! ! !
    Go Germany ! ! !

  2. Hasan June 4, 00:59

    The Germans will be aggressive, and the goals will come !!!! Deutschland ist der Beste!

  3. muzo June 4, 06:23

    mesut ozil is best player for german big watch him in world cup games

  4. arjun June 12, 13:52

    iam eagerly waiting for the match b/w germany and argentina .go germany go go go .iam too sad because ballack is not in the side

  5. arjun June 12, 13:57

    i love ballack . now germany is enterly different from other team because now german team is full of younsters . i love ballack than my girlfriend megha

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