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Keeper Neuer, uncapped striker Nils in Germany's provisional squad

IANS  |  Dortmund 

and uncapped striker on Tuesday made it to Germany's 27-member provisional squad for the 2018 World Cup, whereas attacking and striker were excluded by Joachim Löew.

Neuer's appointment is a surprise as the has been sidelined with a metatarsal break since September 2017. However, the will be monitored during the training camp, reports

Uncapped Freiburg striker Petersen received an invitation from the national team after scoring 15 goals in the this season. "is a great trump card. He has little international experience but he will grow with the task," Loew said.

Borussia Dortmund's Goetze, who scored the winner against in final, will miss the tournament in due to poor performances in the past season.

"It wasn't Mario's season. He is a but he wasn't in form," Loew said.

Bayern striker Wagner misses out on the tournament as Loew favoured veteran striker

Among others who missed out are Emre Can, who is currently unfit, and young Schalke midfielder

The title-holders will have to submit their final 23-man squad including three goalkeepers on June 4. After the deadline, a can only be replaced if he seriously injures himself 24 hours before the team's first match.

Goalkeepers: (Leverkusen), (Bayern Munich), ter Stegen (Barcelona), (Paris Saint-Germain).

Defenders: (Bayern Munich), (Cologne), (Bayern Munich), (Bayern Munich), (Hertha Berlin), Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea), Niklas Suele (Bayern Munich), (Leverkusen)

Midfielders: (Leverkusen), (Paris Saint-Germain), Leon Goretzka (Schalke), Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City), Sami Khedira (Juventus), (Real Madrid), Mesut Oezil (Arsenal), (Bayern Munich).

Forwards: (VfB Stuttgart), Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich), (Freiburg) (Borussia Dortmund), (Manchester City), (RB Leipzig).



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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 20:00 IST