Germany has named its 23-man squad for World Cup 2014.
Head Coach Joachim Löw is confident that he has selected the best squad for the tournament in Brazil:
“Of all the players, I am 100 percent sure we have the right mix of many young and highly talented footballers and players with a lot of tournament experience who know what it takes.
Our squad is balanced. We have two or more players in each position. Our players have character. The team has character. With this squad we confidently go to Brazil, where we have big goals.”
The German National Team is scheduled to play Armenia on Friday in a charity match before the squad flies from Frankfurt to Brazil on Saturday.
Here’s the list of 23 players who have been selected for the German World Cup squad:
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Roman Weidenfeller (Borussia Dortmund), Ron-Robert Zieler (Hannover 96)
Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund), Kevin Grosskreutz (Borussia Dortmund), Benedikt Howedes (Schalke), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Philip Lahm (Bayern Munich), Per Mertesacker (Arsenal)
Midfielders: Julian Draxler (Schalke), Matthias Ginter (Freiburg), Mario Gotze (Bayern Munich), Sami Khedira (Real Madrid), Christoph Kramer (Borussida Mönchengladbach), Toni Kroos (Bayern Munich), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Lukas Podolski (Arsenal), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Andre Schurrle (Chelsea), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich)
Forward: Miroslav Klose (Lazio)
SEE MORE: Read our Germany World Cup Preview.