Monday, 7 May 2012

EURO 2012 - Joachim Loew Announces 27 Player Cadre for German National Side

German National side coach has announced his cadre of players for the European Championships.  The DFB Team will consist of:

Goal Keepers:

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


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


 Mesut Özil, Sami Khedira (beide Real Madrid), Toni Kroos, Thomas Müller, Bastian Schweinsteiger (alle Bayern München), Marco Reus (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Mario Götze, Ilkay Gündogan (beide Borussia Dortmund), Sven Bender (Borussia Dortmund), Lars Bender (Bayer Leverkusen), Andre Schürrle (Bayer Leverkusen), Julian Draxler (Schalke 04), Lukas Podolski (1. FC Köln)


Cacau (VfB Stuttgart), Mario Gomez (Bayern München), Miroslav Klose (Lazio Rom)

Distribution among Bundesliga Clubs:

Bayern Muenchen - 8, Borussia Dortmund - 5, Schalke 04 - 2, Gladbach - 2, Werder Bremen - 1,
Bayer Leverkusen - 2, Hannover 96 - 1, 1.FC Koeln 1, VFB Stuttgart - 1

Non Bundesliga Teams:

Real Madrid - 2, Lazio Rom - 1, FC Arsenal - 1

15 of the players named were part of the squad which competed at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Bayern Munich provide the largest contingent with eight, while Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund have five names in the squad.

Germany's EURO 2012 preparations begin on 11 May with a training camp in Sardinia.  Several players will miss the initial sessions with Dortmund and Bayern still to contest the DFB Cup final on 12 May and Bayern the UEFA Champions League final on 19 May against Chelsea. Miroslav Klose (Lazio), Per Mertesacker (Arsenal), Mesut Özil and Sami Khedira (both Real Madrid) will also join  the squad at a later date, due to the longer domestic seasons in Spain, Italy and England.

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