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World Champions Germany Name Stupidly Talented Euro 2016 Squad

DUBLIN, IRELAND - OCTOBER 08: Germany pose for a team photo during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier group D match between Republic of Ireland and Germany at the Aviva Stadium on October 8, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

The squad lists for the upcoming European Championships are now starting to roll in, and 2014 World Cup winners have this afternoon announced their provisional list.

Manager Joachim Löw has named a 27-man squad, to be trimmed down by four at a later date, and of course, it is positively brimming with world class talent.

There are no massive shocks in Löw’s squad, though the fact that Bastian Schweinsteiger has recovered sufficiently to be involved will be a slight surprise, as will the return to the squad of former Arsenal and Bayern forward Lukas Podolski, who now plays in Turkey with Galatasaray.

Meanwhile, Liverpool’s Emre Can is once again named as a defensive option, despite operating primarily as a midfielder for his club.

20 year old prodigies Julian Weigl and Julian Brandt are in line to make their senior debuts – the midfielders have enjoyed fantastic seasons at Dortmund and Leverkusen respectively and will be hoping to impress Löw enough to make the final squad.

BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 20: Julian Weigl of Borussia Dortmund and Fabian Lustenberger of Hertha BSC during the match between Hertha BSC and Borussia Dortmund at Olympiastadion on April 20, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by City-Press via Getty Images)

The conveyor belt of talent continues to yield results, as Joshua Kimmich and Leroy Sané have also been included.

Germany will begin their tournament preparation with friendlies against Slovakia and Hungary, before playing their first game of the tournament against Ukraine on June 12th.

Provisional Germany Squad For Euro 2016 

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich). Marc-André ter Stegen (Barcelona), Bernd Leno (Leverkusen)

Defenders: Mats Hummels (Dortmund), Jérôme Boateng (Bayern Munich), Shkodran Mustafi (Valencia), Emre Can (Liverpool), Jonas Hector (Cologne), Benedikt Höwedes (Schalke), Sebastian Rudy (Hoffenheim), Antonio Rüdiger (Roma)

Midfielders: Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Marco Reus (Dortmund), Mesut Özil (Arsenal), Mario Götze (Bayern Munich), Sami Khedira (Juventus), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Man United), Karim Bellarabi (Leverkusen), Julian Draxler (Wolfsburg), Leroy Sané (Schalke), André Schurrle (Wolfsburg), Julian Weigl (Dortmund), Julian Brandt (Leverkusen), Joshua Kimmch (Bayern Munich)

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

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