Goal.com invites you to pick your Germany team for the Euro 2012 qualifier against Kazakhstan.Germany travel to Kazakhstan on Tuesday for their fourth match in Group A of the Euro 2012 qualifiers. The Germans have so far won all their matches, while Kazakhstan have yet to pick up their first point.
The Nationalelf are being plagued by injury though and national team coach Joachim Loew will have to make do without several regulars.
Hamburg defender Marcell Jansen was forced to withdraw from the team due to medical reasons, while Dortmund youngster Kevin Grosskreutz has been ruled out with a bout of flu. Manchester City defender Jerome Boateng didn't travel to Kazakhstan either due to illness.
Furthermore, experienced midfielder Michael Ballack is still unavailable due to his shin injury, while Bayern Munich star Bastian Schweinsteiger will miss the clash with Turkey because of a foot injury. Striker Stefan Kiessling is unavailable due to injury as well.
Playmaker Mesut Oezil picked up an ankle injury in his side's 3-0 win against Turkey on Friday, but is expected to make it in time for the match in Kazakhstan.
Here is the full squad:
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Schalke 04), Rene Adler (Bayer Leverkusen), Tim Wiese (Werder Bremen)
Defense: Holger Badstuber (Bayern Munich), Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich), Per Mertesacker (Werder Bremen), Sascha Riether (VfL Wolfsburg), Heiko Westermann (Hamburger SV)
Midfielders: Sami Khedira (Real Madrid), Toni Kroos (Bayern Munich), Marko Marin (Werder Bremen), Thomas Mueller (Bayern Munich), Mesut Oezil (Real Madrid), Lukas Podolski (1.FC Cologne), Christian Traesch (VfB Stuttgart)
Forwards: Cacau (VfB Stuttgart), Mario Gomez (Bayern Munich), Miroslav Klose (Bayern Munich)
We now ask you to leave your choices in the comments feature below using semi-colons to separate positions, and working from right to left. For example, here's the side that could line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation:
Neuer; Lahm, Mertesacker, Badstuber, Westermann; Khedira, Kroos; Mueller, Oezil, Podolski; Klose
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