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Germany exclude Arsenal defender Mustafi from World Cup squad

Pulse 2018-05-15 14:12:22

Coach of the German national team Joachim Loew has named his final 23-man squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup.


Mustafi and Mario Gotze are the two biggest casualties as Joachim Loew announced Germany final squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Both players played represented Germany when the won their fourth FIFA World Cup in Brazil, with Gotze scoring the match winner in the final against Argentina.


Loew final 23-man squad included Manuel Nauer who was sidelined by injuries throughout greater part of the season, as well as usual suspects Toni Kroos, Mesut Ozil, Jerome Boateng, Hummel, etc

Germany are in Group F with Mexico, Sweden and South Korea, and play their first match on Sunday, 17 June.

Squad: Leno, Neuer, ter Stegen, Trapp,Boateng, Ginter, Hector, Hummels, Kimmich,Plattenhardt, Rüdiger, Süle, Tah, Brandt,Draxler, Gomez, Goretzka, Gündogan,Khedira, Kroos, Müller, Özil, Petersen, Reus,Rudy, Sané and Werner.