Neuer in Germany squad

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 16 May 2018 11:56:51


 

DORTMUND

GOALKEEPER Manuel Neuer and uncapped striker Nils Petersen on Tuesday made it to Germany’s 27-member provisional football squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, whereas attacking midfielder Mario Goetze and striker Sandro Wagner were excluded by head coach Joachim Löew.Neuer’s appointment is a surprise as the goalkeeper has been sidelined with a metatarsal break since September 2017. However, the Bayern Munich goalkeeper will be monitored during the training camp, reports Xinhua news agency.


Uncapped Freiburg striker Petersen received an invitation from the national team after scoring 15 goals in the Bundesliga this season. “Nils Petersen is a great trump card. He has little international experience but he will grow with the task,” Loew said. Borussia Dortmund’s midfielder Goetze, who scored the winner against Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final, will miss the tournament in Russia due to poor performances in the past season.GERMANY
Goalkeepers: Bernd Leno, Manuel Neuer, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Kevin Trapp. Defenders: Jerome Boateng, Jonas Hector, Mats Hummels, Joshua Kimmich, Marvin Plattenhardt, Antonio Rudiger, Niklas Suele, Jonathan Tah. Midfielders: Julian Brandt, Julian Draxler, Leon Goretzka, Ilkay Gundogan, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos, Mesut Oezil, Sebastian Rudy. Forwards: Mario Gomez, Thomas Müller, Nils Petersen, Marco Reus, Leroy Sane, Timo Werner.
ARGENTINAGoalkeepers: Sergio Romero, Nahuel Guzman, Wilfredo Caballero, Franco Armani, Defenders: Gabriel Mercado, Federico Fazio, Nicolas Otamendi, German Pezzella, Ramiro Funes Mori, Marcos Rojo, Nicolas Taglafico, Javier Mascherano, Marcos Acuna, Eduardo Salvio, Cristian Ansaldi.


Midfielders: Ever Banega, Guido Pizarro, Lucas Biglia, Leandro Paredes, Angel Di Mar?a and Giovani Lo Celso, Enzo Perez, Manuel Lanzini, Pablo Perez and Cristian Pavon, Maximiliano Meza, Ricardo Centurion, Rodrigo Battaglia. Forwards: Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala, Mauro Icardi, Sergio Aguero, Diego Perotti, Lautaro Martinez.


MEXICO


Goalkeepers: Guillermo Ochoa, Alfredo Talavera, Jesus Corona. Defenders: Carlos Salcedo, Nestor Araujo, Diego Reyes, Hector Moreno, Hugo Ayala, Oswaldo Alanis, Edson Alvarez, Miguel Layun, Jesus Gallardo. Midfielders: Jesus Molina, Rafael Marquez, Hector Herrera, Jonathan dos Santos, Andres Guardado, Erick Gutierrez, Marco Fabian, Giovani dos Santos. Forwards: Javier Hernandez, Raul Jimenez, Oribe Peralta, Jesus Manuel Corona, Carlos Vela, Javier Aquino, Hirving Lozano, Jurgen Damm.


PORTUGAL


Goalkeepers: Anthony Lopes, Beto Goztepe, Rui Patricio. Defenders: Antunes, Bruno Alves, Cedric Soares, Joao Cancelo, Jose Fonte, Luis Neto, Mario Rui, Nelson Semedo, Pepe, Raphael Guerreiro, Ricardo Pereira, Rolando, Ruben Dias. Midfielders: Adrien Silva, Andre Gomes, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Mario, Joao Moutinho, Manuel Fernandes, Ruben Neves, Sergio Oliveira, William Carvalho. Forwards: Andre Silva, Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Eder, Gelson Martins, Goncalo Guedes, Nani, Paulinho, Ricardo Quaresma, Rony Lopes.