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Khedira, Klose make the Germany squad

Dpa
Saturday, May 10, 2014

FRANKFURT - Germany will go to the World Cup with Sami Khedira and Miroslav Klose despite the pair not being in top form after injuries, while Mario Gomez and Rene Adler are among those left behind.

Coach Joachim Loew nominated 30 players on Thursday into a provisional squad, which will be narrowed down to 25 or 26 after next week's friendly against Poland. The final 23-player squad for the World Cup must be submitted by June 2.

The three-time champions Germany play Portugal, Ghana and the United States in the group stage of the June 12-July 13 tournament in Brazil.

Loew told a news conference that "form and fitness are central criteria" for a nomination but that Real Madrid midfielder Khedira was picked for his "personality and experience" on his return from a severe knee injury.

Lazio's Klose also made the first cut as the veteran striker eyes a fourth World Cup. But Fiorentina forward Gomez was not picked, and Loew did also not chose the SV Hamburg goalkeeper Adler, with Dortmund's Roman Weidenfeller and Hanover's Ron-Robert Zieler the backups for number one Manuel Neuer.

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer, Roman Weidenfeller, Ron-Robert Zieler. Defenders: Jerome Boateng, Erik Durm, Kevin Grosskreutz, Benedikt Hoewedes, Mats Hummels, Marcell Jansen, Philipp Lahm, Per Mertesacker, Shkodran Mustafi, Marcel Schmelzer. Midfielders: Lars Bender, Julian Draxler, Matthias Ginter, Leon Goretzka, Mario Goetze, Andre Hahn, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos, Maximilian Meyer, Thomas Mueller, Mesut Oezil, Lukas Podolski, Marco Reus, Andre Schuerrle, Bastian Schweinsteiger. Forwards: Miroslav Klose, Kevin Volland.








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