2014 FIFA World Cup: Germany names 30-man preliminary roster for Brazil

08 May 5:28 pm

2014 FIFA World Cup: Germany names 30-man preliminary roster for Brazil

By Adam Serrano

The FIFA World Cup is a little more than a month away and as the first matches grow ever closer, teams are starting to release their preliminary squads. 

U.S. National Team Group G opponent Germany released their squad on Wednesday which includes international superstars like Thomas Muller, Mesut Ozil, Bastian Schweinsteiger, and Philipp Lahm. Germany will face the U.S. on June 26 in Recife in the final group stage match. 

As for the United States, they are expected to name their 30-man roster, which is likely to include Landon Donovan and Omar Gonzalez, on Monday.

The complete German preliminary roster is below.

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Roman Weidenfeller (Borussia Dortmund), Ron-Robert Zieler (Hannover)

Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund), Kevin Grosskreutz (Borussia Dortmund), Benedikt Howedes (Schalke), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Marcell Jansen (Hamburg), Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich), Per Mertesacker (Arsenal), Shkodran Mustafi (Sampdoria), Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund).

Midfielders: Lars Bender (Bayer Leverkusen), Julian Draxler (Schalke), Matthias Ginter (Freiburg), Leon Goretzka (Schalke), Mario Gotze (Bayern Munich), Andre Hahn (Augsburg), Sami Khedira (Real Madrid), Toni Kroos (Bayern Munich), Max Meyer (Schalke), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Lukas Podolski (Arsenal), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Andre Schurrle (Chelsea), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich).

Forwards: Miroslav Klose (Lazio), Kevin Volland (Hoffenheim)