Löw announces 23-man Germany squad for Euro 2016 as Reus, Rudy, Brandt and Bellarabi miss out

Germany have announced the 23 players that will represent Die Mannschaft in France this summer.

Löw announces 23-man Germany squad for Euro 2016 as Reus, Rudy, Brandt and Bellarabi miss out
Schweinsteiger has not played football since March (Photo credit: Getty Images)

Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus has been omitted from Joachim Löw’s 23-man squad for Euro 2016.

The 27-year-old attacker has been ruled out of this summer’s competition due to injury concerns, with Löw saying shortly after the 23-man squad announcement: "He has massive injury problems and the medical staff was very skeptical about his ability to last through the coming weeks and such a gruelling tournament." He added, "It is a bitter decision and bitter for Marco."

Along with Reus, Bayer Leverkusen pair Julian Brandt and Karim Bellarabi, as well as Hoffenheim midfielder Sebastian Rudy, were also left out of the final squad. However Bundesliga youngsters Joshua Kimmich, Julian Weigl and Leroy Sane made the 23-man squad.

Kimmich and Weigl have been two of the breakout stars in Germany this season
Kimmich and Weigl have been two of the breakout stars in Germany this season

Manchester United midfielder and Germany captain, Bastian Schweinsteiger, made the final 23 in Low’s squad, despite not playing a single minute of football domestically or internationally since March.

Other Premier League stars to make the cut were Arsenal playmaker Mesut Özil, and Liverpool midfielder Emre Can.

Die Mannschaft have been placed into Group C of the tournament, along with Northern Ireland, Ukraine, and rivals Poland.

Germany lost 3-1 in a pre-tournament game to Slovakia on Sunday, and the current world champions play one final friendly against Hungary on the 4th of June, before flying off to France.

Germany’s squad for Euro 2016

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

Defenders: Jérôme Boateng (Bayern Munich), Emre Can (Liverpool), Jonas Hector (Cologne), Benedikt Hoewedes (Schalke 04), Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich), Shkodran Mustafi (Valencia), Antonio Ruediger (Roma)

Midfielders: Julian Draxler (VfL Wolfsburg), Sami Khedira (Juventus), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich), Mesut Özil (Arsenal), Lukas Podolski (Galatasaray), Andre Schürrle (VfL Wolfsburg), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Manchester United), Julian Weigl (Borussia Dortmund)

Forwards: Mario Gomez (Besiktas), Mario Götze (Bayern Munich), Leroy Sane (Schalke 04)