Gotze left out of Germany's 27 member squad
Germany's Mario Gotze, who scored the winning goal of 2014 World Cup for the reigning champions, has been left out of the squad for the upcoming tournament in Russia. The Borussia Dortmund forward scored the goal against Argentina in extra time to hand Germany their fourth World Cup. The 25-year-old has had a poor season with Dortmund this year. Here's more!
Manuel Neuer makes into squad despite being injured
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who has been on the sidelines since September due to a foot injury, has been named in the squad. The squad also includes the likes of City's Leroy Sane and Ilkay Gundogan, Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger and Arsenal's Mesut Ozil.
Premier League duo ignored by Low
Liverpool's Emre Can misses the plane to Russia. He has not played since suffering a back injury against Watford in March. Arsenal defender Mustafi, who was a key member of the 2014 World Cup winning squad, has been ignored. Germany are placed in Group F along with Mexico, Sweden and South Korea and will take on Mexico in their opening game on June 17.
Joachim Low commits to Germany till 2022
Germany manager Joachim Low's future has been sorted as the World Cup-winning coach has extended his contract with the reigning champions until 2022. Low's deal was till 2020 but the Germans are keen to tie him down till the 2022 World Cup as he has been in charge for 12 years.
Germany's provisional 27-man squad
Goalkeepers: Bernd Leno, Manuel Neuer, Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Kevin Trapp Defenders: Jerome Boateng, Matthias Ginter, Jonas Hector, Mats Hummels, Joshua Kimmich, Marvin Plattenhardt, Antonio Rudiger,, Niklas Sule and Jonathan Tah Midfielders: Julian Brandt, Julian Draxler, Leon Goretska, Ilkay Gundogan, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos, Mesut Ozil, Sebastian Rudy and Leroy Sane Strikers: Mario Gomez, Thomas Muller, Nils Petersen, Marco Reus and Timo Werner