Germany have officially named their 27-man preliminary squad for the 2018 World Cup.

The provisional squad has 2014 World Cup heroes including Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels, Mesut Ozil, Thomas Muller and Manuel Neuer, who is recovering from injury.

But Head Coach Joachim Low has axed World Cup final goal scorer Mario Gotze from the list.

Julian Brandt, Leroy Sane, Joshua Kimmich, and Timo Werner have also been included in the list.

The provisional squad will be brought down to 23 by June 4, with the tournament starting on June 14.

27-man Germany Squad

Goalkeepers: Marc-André Ter Stegen (Barcelona), Bernd Leno (Bayer Leverkusen), Kevin Trapp (PSG), Manuel Neuer (Bayern).

Defenders: JerĂŽme Boateng (Bayern), Matthias Ginter (B. Mönchengladbach), Mats Hummels (Bayern), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern), Antonio RĂŒdiger (Chelsea), Jonas Hector (Colonia), Niklas SĂŒle (Bayern), Marvin Plattenhardt (Hertha), Jonathan Tah (Bayer Leverkusen).

Midfielders: Leon Goretzka (Schalke), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Sami Khedira (Juventus), Mesut Özil (Arsenal), Ilkay GĂŒndogan (Manchester City), Julian Draxler (PSG), Sebastian Rudy (Bayern).

Forwards: Leroy SanĂ© (Manchester City), Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen), Timo Werner (RB Leipzig), Thomas MĂŒller (Bayern), Mario GĂłmez (Stuttgart), Marco Reus (B. Dortmund), Nils Petersen (Friburgo).