The Blues' new signing will not be a part of Joachim Low's team that travels to the tournament in Poland and Ukraine, having been omitted from the preliminary placesJoachim Low has nominated a 27-man Germany squad to compete for his final selection for Euro 2012.
With many star players set to arrive late due to club commitments, the trainer has selected an expanded team to travel to Sardinia on May 11. And given the opportunity to experiment, Low has selected Monchengladbach's Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Schalke's Julian Draxler.
Having only celebrated his 20th birthday last week, the goalkeeper Ter Stegen earns his first call-up, as does the 18-year-old winger Draxler. Additionally, the national boss has recalled midfielder Ilkay Gundogan.
Low opted not to recall Patrick Helmes, Mike Hanke, and Stefan Kiessling, choosing Cacau as his third striker alongside Miroslav Klose and Mario Gomez. Additionally, Marko Marin, Simon Rolfes, Christian Trasch and Dennis Aogo will miss out on the tournament.
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But the greatest loss Low will suffer is the absence of eight Bayern Munich players - including captain Philipp Lahm and deputy Bastian Schweinsteiger - who will be with their club until after May 22, when a friendly with the Netherlands is scheduled to be played. Accordingly, he has named an expanded squad, which will be trimmed to 23 on May 29.
The squad in full:
|Manuel Neuer||Bayern Munich|
|Marc-Andre ter Stegen||Monchengladbach|
|Tim Wiese||Werder Bremen|
|Holger Badstuber||Bayern Munich|
|Jerome Boateng||Bayern Munich|
|Philipp Lahm||Bayern Munich|
|Sami Khedira||Real Madrid|
|Toni Kroos||Bayern Munich|
|Mesut Ozil||Real Madrid|
|Bastian Schweinsteiger||Bayern Munich|
|Mario Gomez||Bayern Munich|
|Thomas Muller||Bayern Munich|