The coach has confirmed his official 23-man roster to feature in next month's tournament in Poland and Ukraine, having made some surprises with his cuts
Joachim Low has announced his final Germany squad for Euro 2012, trimming his initial list from 27 players to 23 ahead of the tournament in June.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Julian Draxler, who made their international debuts in Saturday's 5-3 loss to Switzerland, have been cut, along with midfielder Sven Bender and striker Cacau.
The cuts mean that Manuel Neuer, Tim Wiese and Ron-Robert Zieler will be Low's goalkeepers, while Lars Bender has been preferred to his twin brother, Sven.
Cacau's omission leaves Miroslav Klose and Mario Gomez as the only established strikers, with Marco Reus a possible tertiary option.
Germany kick-off their Euro 2012 campaign on Saturday, June 9, against Portugal.
The squad in full:
|Manuel Neuer||Bayern Munich|
|Tim Wiese||Werder Bremen|
|Holger Badstuber||Bayern Munich|
|Jerome Boateng||Bayern Munich|
|Philipp Lahm||Bayern Munich|
|Sami Khedira||Real Madrid|
|Toni Kroos||Bayern Munich|
|Mesut Ozil||Real Madrid|
|Bastian Schweinsteiger||Bayern Munich|
|Mario Gomez||Bayern Munich|
|Thomas Muller||Bayern Munich|