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Germany Reveal 23-Man Squad For World Cup 2014

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.

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  1. kwame

    June 5, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Why gumble with just one striker. Its too risky u know

  2. Yusuf Arsenal

    June 3, 2014 at 1:14 am

    I hope with Per, Ozil and Podolski, Germany can excel. #COYG

  3. Smokey Bacon

    June 2, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Bit thin up front.

    • R.O

      June 2, 2014 at 6:20 pm

      That’s because their midfield such as Muller, Reus, Podolski, Gotze, Kross and Schurrle (and Draxler) are attacking mids and score quiet a bit. German doesn’t play with a traditional striker.

  4. R.O

    June 2, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    The German backline (Defense) can be suspect at times. They lose concentration and are vulnerable to counter attacks and opposing players getting behind them for easy goals.

    Boateng is prone to getting yellow cards. Mertersacker while good in EPL, has his ups and downs on the National Squad. Mats Hummels, this is his first WC along with Durm, Grosskreutz and Howedes.

    The midfield is their strong area and Reuss can make a huge impact.

    Neuer maybe considered the best GK in the world but I’ve seen him make many silly errors that have lead to goals.

    The game that will show if Germany has any backline weakness will be against Portugal.

  5. Flyvanescence

    June 2, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Wow what a wealth in midfield. Only lack is an in-form straight-up defensive mid, but Kroos and Scheini in the pivot can work. Khedira would be the usual choice but not sure how ready he is; looked a bit off in the CL final.

    • Martin J.

      June 2, 2014 at 12:36 pm

      Khedira did very well for the 60 minutes he was on the field yesterday in their friendly game. He should be close to 100% by the time Germany kickoff their World Cup campaign.

      The only worry for Germany is Ozil’s form which hasn’t been that good for Arsenal and he looked the same in yesterday’s friendly. They will need him if Germany are to lift the cup.

      • Jake

        June 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm

        Goetze and Kroos are enough if Ozil is poor.

        • Brian

          June 2, 2014 at 2:37 pm

          These are different types of players to Ozil whose passing is much better.

          • R.O

            June 2, 2014 at 6:23 pm

            Marco Reus scores and assists with passing. He’s better than Goetze.

  6. False#9

    June 2, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Thank you for choosing me Germany.

  7. omar choi

    June 2, 2014 at 11:33 am

    I guess low have selected the best players in Germany this yearbwe jus hopin ro see all the players been on the top of their pitch thats all

  8. Justin

    June 2, 2014 at 10:35 am

    aaand we are screwed.

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