Monday, May 07, 2012

COUNTDOWN T EURO 2012: MERTESACKER LISTED IN GERMANY'S PROVISIONAL LIST DESPITE INJURY

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has been named in Germany's preliminary 27-man squad for Euro 2012.


The 27-year-old centre-back has not played since 11 February because of ankle ligament damage

Cologne forward Lukas Podolski who is also joining Mertesacker at the Emirates next season, is also in the squad which will be trimmed down to 23 on 29 May. 

Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler, 18, and Borussia Moenchengladbach goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, 19, are the uncapped players in the squad.

Also Former Manchester United youth-team goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler is in the squad, same as ex-Manchester City full-back Jerome Boateng in a provisional list released by Germany coach Joachim Loew

Provisional Germany squad for Euro 2012
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Tim Wiese (Werder Bremen), Ron Robert Zieler (Hannover), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Borussia Moenchengladbach)
Defenders: Holger Badstuber, Jerome Boateng, Philipp Lahm (all Bayern Munich), Benedikt Hoewedes (Schalke), Mats Hummels, Marcel Schmelzer (both Borussia Dortmund), Per Mertesacker (Arsenal)
Midfielders: Sven Bender, Mario Gotze, Ilkay Gundogan (all Borussia Dortmund), Lars Bender, Andre Schuerrle (both Bayer Leverkusen), Julian Draxler (Schalke), Toni Kroos, Thomas Mueller, Bastian Schweinsteiger (all Bayern Munich), Sami Khedira, Mesut Ozil (both Real Madrid), Marco Reus (Borussia Moenchengladbach)
Forwards: Lukas Podolski (Cologne), Cacau (Stuttgart), Mario Gomez (Bayern Munich), Miroslav Klose (Lazio)
 

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