Germany’s World cup winning manager Joachim Loew has left out the man who plundered the winning goal in the 2014 World cup final in Rio against Argentina.
Midfielder Mario Goetze, who scored the winning goal in the final against Argentina four years ago, has had a lacklustre season with Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga.
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and another Dortmund star, winger Marco Reus have both been included in the Die Mannschaft provisional squad.
Neuer has been injured since September, when he suffered a fractured foot, and has made just four appearances since last April.
Loew has included the Bayern Munich goalkeeper in his provisional squad, along with Barcelona’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Bayer Leverkusen’s Bernd Leno and PSG stopper Kevin Trapp.
Mario Gomez could add to his 73 caps in Russia, having previously played in Euro 2008, the 2010 World Cup, Euro 2012 and Euro 2016. However, he missed out on playing in the 2014 World Cup due to an injury-hit season.
The Premier League is also represented in the squad, with Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil joined by Manchester City duo Ilkay Gundogan and Leroy Sane, along with Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger.
— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) May 15, 2018