Neuer Included; Gotze, Wagner Omitted from Germany's Preliminary World Cup Squad

GETTYManuel Neuer has made the preliminary Germany World Cup squad

GETTYManuel Neuer has made the preliminary Germany World Cup squad

Loew's chosen squad came with a number of surprises, as he chose to include Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, although he isn't ready yet, as some press reports said that he's not fully recovered from the injury he had suffered last September.

The 32-year-old Bayern Munich star is one of four goalkeepers named by head coach Joachim Loew, who will have to cut four names when the final 23-man squad is submitted for the World Cup finals, which start on June 14 in Russian Federation.

Neuer, Germany's captain and goalkeeper, has not played since September and still has to prove his fitness at a fortnight-long training camp in northern Italy, which starts next week.

Joachim Loew has chosen 27 players and is supposed to exclude four players before sending the final squad list for the World Cup by June 4.

The 32-year-old stopper has been sidelined for most of the past year after first breaking his metatarsal against Real Madrid for Bayern Munich in last season's Champions League.

They are joined by Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger and Arsenal's Mesut Ozil.

Reus, meanwhile, finally has a chance to play in a World Cup, having returned to form and fitness at Borussia Dortmund since his comeback from injury in February.

Head Coach Joachim Low has included several heroes from 2014 in Brazil, including Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels, Mesut Ozil, Thomas Muller, and injury doubt Manuel Neuer.

Defending champion Germany will play Mexico, Sweden and South Korea at the World Cup in Russian Federation.

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