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Germany announce preliminary EURO squad

Andreas Köpcke, Joachim Löw and Hansi Flick

Andreas Köpcke, Joachim Löw and Hansi Flick

Germany coach Joachim Loew has announced his preliminary squad for the UEFA EURO 2012 in Poland and the Ukraine at a press conference moments ago.

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Loew has named a total of 27 players for the two upcoming preparation camps in Sardinia (May 11 to 18) and France (May 18 to 30). Gladbach Keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler have earned their first call-up to the Germany squad.

The German team is forced to go ahead without the players of German giants FC Bayern Munich for most of the preparation time due to Bayern’s participation in the UEFA Champions League final on May 19. The Bayern players are expected to join the Germany squad on May 25.

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GERMANY SQUAD (PRELIMINARY)

Goalkeepers
Manuel Neuer (FC Bayern München), Marc-André ter Stegen (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Tim Wiese (SV Werder Bremen), Ron-Robert Zieler (Hannover 96)

Defenders
Holger Badstuber (FC Bayern München), Jerome Boateng (FC Bayern München), Benedikt Höwedes (FC Schalke 04), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Philipp Lahm (FC Bayern München), Per Mertesacker (Arsenal FC), Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund)

Midfielders
Lars Bender (Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Sven Bender (Borussia Dortmund), Julian Draxler (FC Schalke 04), Mario Götze (Borussia Dortmund), Ilkay Gündogan (Borussia Dortmund), Sami Khedira (Real Madrid CF), Toni Kroos (FC Bayern München), Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München), Mesut Özil (Real Madrid CF), Marco Reus (Borussia Mönchengladbach), André Schürrle (Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Bastian Schweinsteiger (FC Bayern München)

Forwards
Cacau (VfB Stuttgart), Mario Gomez (FC Bayern München), Miroslav Klose (SS Lazio), Lukas Podolski (1. FC Köln)

Officials

Coaches
Joachim Loew (Coach), Hansi Flick (Assistant Coach), Andreas Koepcke (Goalkeeping Coach), Shad Forsythe (Fitness Coach), Masaya Sakihana (Fitness Coach), Yann-Benjamin Kugel (Fitness Coach)

Manager
Oliver Bierhoff (Manager)

Medical Staff
Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt (Doctor), Dr. Josef Schmitt (Doctor), Prof. Dr. Tim Meyer (Doctor), Dr. Lutz Hänsel (Doctor), Dr. Hans-Dieter Hermann (Psychologist), Klaus Eder (Physio), Christian Müller (Physio), Wolfgang Bunz (Physio), Christian Huhn (Physio)

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