Rising stars Julian Weigl and Joshua Kimmich were surprise inclusions in Germany’s UEFA EURO 2016, but there was heartbreak again for Marco Reus.
Borussia Dortmund’s Weigl and FC Bayern München youngster Kimmich were only added to Joachim Löw’s squad for the pre-EURO training camp in Switzerland, but made the final 23-man cut when the squad was announced on Tuesday ahead of UEFA’s deadline.
Reus missed Germany's 2014 FIFA World Cup win after picking up an injury just days before the final squad was due to be announced, and the Dortmund star misses out again.
"He can only run in a straight line," Low told media. "It’s a big disappointment for all of us. He would have been a real asset for us had he been fit."
In total, 13 Bundesliga players were named in Löw's selection, who will face Ukraine, Poland and Northern Ireland in Group C.
Goalkeepers: Neuer (FC Bayern), Leno (Leverkusen), Ter Stegen (Barcelona)
Defenders: Höwedes (Schalke), Hummels (Dortmund), Boateng (FC Bayern), Hector (Köln), Mustafi (Valencia), Can (Liverpool), Rüdiger (Roma)
Midfielders: Kroos (Real Madrid), Khedira (Juventus), Weigl (Dortmund), Kimmich (FC Bayern), Podolski (Galatasaray), Draxler (Wolfsburg), Schürrle (Wolfsburg), Müller (FC Bayern), Özil (Arsenal), Schweinsteiger (Manchester United)
Forwards: Gomez (Besiktas), Götze (FC Bayern), Sane (Schalke)