Joachim Low who is the coach of Germany unveiled a 30 man provisional squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In the provisional squad are Mesut Ozil, Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski who are the Arsenal superstars.
However, Joachim has less than a month to submit the final 23 man squad to FIFA latest by 2nd June. Andre Schurrle who is the midfielder of Chelsea join the other Arsenal trio to make four players from the whole Barclays Premier League that made it into Germany’s provisional squad.
Despite Sami Khedira who is the midfielder of Real Madrid suffering a knee injury that has made him out of the pitch since November last year, he was included in Joachim’s list.
The list also contains Erik Durm who plays for Borrussia Dortmund, Shkodran Mustafi the Genoanian defender, Max Meyer and Leon Goretzka from Schalke and Mathias Ginter who plays for Freiburg as a midfielder.
During the unveiling of the list, Joachim said that his country needs those players that are young and energetic as they can bring great thing for their country. Germany when they played against Chile in March finished in a 1-0 victory.
Joachim adds that the players selected are used to the very high pressure more so when they play the Champions League matches. Joachim further says that those players who have played in foreign leagues will bring a total mix of experiences making the squad complete.
Those who did not feature in the 30 man squad include Mario Gomez who has been suffering from a very serious injury and Marc Andre ter Stegen who is the goalkeeper of Borrussia Monchengladbach, Joachim said that Gomez has nursing the injury for 7 months now and could therefore won’t be fit for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
A total of 7 players were produced by Bayern Munich as Borrussia Dortmund produced 7.