Leon Goretzka in provisional World Cup squad

Joachim Löw announced his provisional squad for this summer’s World Cup today in the National Football Museum. Leon Goretzka was part of the squad.

The 23-year-old, who was part of the successful Confed Cup squad last summer in Russia, has made 14 appearances for the Germany national team, scoring six goals.

The provisional squad consists of 27 players. Joachim Löw has until June 4th to cut four players from the squad before the World Cup. After that, players can only be replaced if they are badly injured 24 hours before the national team’s first game.

In the group stages, Germany face Mexico, Sweden and South Korea in Group F.

The provisional World Cup squad at a glance:

Goalkeeper: Bernd Leno (Bayer Leverkusen), Manuel Neuer (Bayern München), Marc-André ter Stegen (FC Barcelona) and Kevin Trapp (Paris St. Germain).

Defence: Jerome Boateng (Bayern München), Matthias Ginter (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Jonas Hector (1. FC Köln), Mats Hummels (Bayern München), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern München), Marvin Plattenhardt (Hertha BSC), Antonio Rüdiger (FC Chelsea), Niklas Süle (Bayern München) and Jonathan Tah (Bayer Leverkusen).

Midfield/Attack: Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen), Julian Draxler (Paris St. Germain), Mario Gomez (VfB Stuttgart), Leon Goretzka (FC Schalke 04), Ilkay Gündogan (Manchester City), Sami Khedira (Juventus), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Thomas Müller (Bayern München), Mesut Özil (Arsenal), Nils Petersen (SC Freiburg), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Sebastian Rudy (Bayern München), Leroy Sané (Manchester City) und Timo Werner (RB Leipzig).

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