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Low selects provisional Germany Euro 2016 squad

Joachim Low has announced his provisional Germany squad for the Euro 2016 finals that will be cut to 23 players on 30 May.

Die Mannschaft will be heading to France as World Cup holders and they will be facing Ukraine, Poland and Northern Ireland in Group C.

Some three weeks before the tournament is set to kick off, head coach Joachim Low has revealed the list of 27 players that will be in contention for a place in the final squad.

The likes of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Sami Khedira were given a chance to prove their fitness, but Ilkay Gundogan misses out through a knee injury.

Besiktas in-form striker Mario Gomez is on the list after impressing in March friendlies, while Mario Gotze keeps his place despite struggling for playing time at Bayern Munich.

Bayern Munich starlet Joshua Kimmich has been included despite the fact that he has yet to be handed his Germany debut.

The likes of Kevin Trapp, Mathias Ginter, Marcel Schmelzer, Christoph Kramer, Kevin Volland and Max Kruse were among those to miss out.

Provisional Germany Euro 2016 squad:

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Marc-Andre Ter Stegen (Barcelona), Bernd Leno (Bayer Leverkusen);

Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Emre Can (Liverpool), Jonas Hector (FC Koln), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Shkodran Mustafi (Valencia), Sebastian Rudy (Hoffenheim), Antonio Rudiger (Roma), Benedikt Howedes (Schalke);

Midfielders: Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Sami Khedira (Juventus), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Manchester United), Mario Gotze (Bayern Munich), Andre Schurrle (Wolfsburg), Karim Bellarabi (Bayer Leverkusen), Julian Draxler (Wolfsburg), Leroy Sane (Schalke), Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen), Julian Weigl (Borussia Dortmund);

Forwards: Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Mario Gomez (Besiktas), Lukas Podolski (Galatasaray).

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