The Deutscher Fußball-Bund (DFB) has officially announced their 23-man Euro squad on Monday, as head coach Joachim Löw made his final cuts for the squad.
Borussia M'Gladbach goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen, midfielders Sven Bender of Borussia Dortmund as well as Julian Draxler of Schalke, and VfB Stuttgart's Cacau were notified of their non-inclusion to the side that will be playing in Poland and Ukraine in a couple of weeks. The four have expressed their disappointments that they are not able to make it to the roster, but were pleased in being involved with the process and understand the competition that comes with making the national team.
Sven's twin brother Lars made the roster. Cacau was on the 2010 World Cup team that finished third in South Africa. Marc-Andre and Julian officially made their senior team debuts in their 5-3 friendly defeat to Switzerland.
The quest for Die Mannschaft to secure Germany's fourth Euro title will be led by captain Philipp Lahm, fresh from leading his club side FC Bayern München to a runner-up treble in all competitions. He will be joined by seven of his club teammates, including Bastian Schweinsteiger, the man whose missed what could have been the game-winning penalty in the Champions League final. Also in the team are four players who integral in Borussia Dortmund's title-winning campaign in the Bundesliga, led by Mario Götze.
Schweinsteiger is one of six players who was in the previous Euro squad, while 14 members of the World Cup side will be in the Euro 2012 roster.
The 23-man team comprising Germany's campaign below.
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (FC Bayern München), Tim Wiese (Werder Bremen), Ron-Robert Zieler (Hannover 96)
Defenders: Holger Badstuber (FC Bayern München), Jerome Boateng (FC Bayern München), Benedikt Höwedes (FC Schalke 04), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Philipp Lahm (FC Bayern München), Per Mertesacker (FC Arsenal), Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund)
Midfielders: Lars Bender (Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Mario Götze (Borussia Dortmund), Ilkay Gündogan (Borussia Dortmund), Sami Khedira (Real Madrid CF), Toni Kroos (FC Bayern München), Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München), Mesut Özil (Real Madrid CF), Lukas Podolski (1. FC Köln), Marco Reus (Borussia Mönchengladbach), André Schürrle (Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Bastian Schweinsteiger (FC Bayern München)
Forwards: Mario Gomez (FC Bayern München), Miroslav Klose (Lazio)