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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

GERMANY
GROUP A
HOW THEY QUALIFIED
P
PTS
 GERMANY 10 30
 TURKEY 10 17
 BELGIUM 10 15
 AUSTRIA 10 12
 AZERBAIJAN 10 7
 KAZAKHSTAN 10 4

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:

NAME CLUB
Goalkeepers:  
Manuel Neuer Bayern Munich
Tim Wiese Werder Bremen
Ron-Robert Zieler Hannover
Defenders:  
Holger Badstuber Bayern Munich
Jerome Boateng Bayern Munich
Benedikt Howedes Schalke
Mats Hummels Dortmund
Philipp Lahm Bayern Munich
Per Mertesacker Arsenal
Marcel Schmelzer Dortmund
Midfielders:  
Lars Bender Leverkusen
Mario Gotze Dortmund
Ilkay Gundogan Dortmund
Sami Khedira Real Madrid
Toni Kroos Bayern Munich
Mesut Ozil Real Madrid
Bastian Schweinsteiger    Bayern Munich
Attackers:  
Mario Gomez Bayern Munich
Miroslav Klose Lazio
Thomas Muller Bayern Munich
Lukas Podolski Koln
Marco Reus Monchengladbach
Andre Schurrle Leverkusen

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