Germany’s squad for the 2016 EUROs has been announced, with the surprise inclusion of uncapped Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl.
The biggest shocker is the absence of Dortmund star Marco Reus. Reus has been left out due to fitness concerns.
— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) May 31, 2016
Joachim Löw’s final 23-man squad includes the likes of Liverpool’s Emre Can and Manchester United’s veteran midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger. Both the players had average seasons with their clubs, but Schweinsteigers inclusion can be credited to his vast experience at the international level.
The Germans will be looking to take inspiration from the Spanish, who four years back followed a World Cup win with triumph in the EUROs.
Although bookies have made the host nation France the favorites, followed by Belgium.
BREAKING NEWS: Marco Reus, on his 27th birthday, is on his bike — cut from Germany’s final 23 for Euro 2016. pic.twitter.com/kUNGowxdJe
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) May 31, 2016
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona), Bernt Leno (Bayer Leverkusen).
Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Emre Can (Liverpool), Jonas Hector (FC Köln), Benedikt Höwedes (Schalke), Mats Hummels (Dortmund/Munich), Shkodran Mustafi (Valencia), Antonio Rüdiger (AS Roma).
Midfielders: Julian Draxler (VfL Wolfsburg), Mario Götze (Borussia Dortmund), Sami Khedira (Juventus), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Mesut Özil (Arsenal), Leroy Sané (Schalke), Andre Schürrle (VfL Wolfsburg), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Manchester United), Julian Weigl (Borussia Dortmund).
Forwards: Mario Gomez (Fiorentina), Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich), Lukas Podolski (Galatasaray).