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Euro 2012: Pick Your Germany Team To Play Turkey

Euro 2012: Pick Your Germany Team To Play Turkey invites you to pick your Germany team for the Euro 2012 qualifier against Turkey.

Germany host Turkey on Friday in what could prove to be a crucial encounter in the battle for first spot in Group A of the Euro 2012 qualifiers. Both teams won their opening two games and will be desperate to get a good result in Berlin.

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.

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.

Here is the full squad:

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Schalke 04), Rene Adler (Bayer Leverkusen), Tim Wiese (Werder Bremen)

Defense: Holger Badstuber (Bayern Munich), Jerome Boateng (Manchester City), 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, Boateng; Khedira, Kroos; Mueller, Oezil, Podolski; Klose

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