Real Madrid's Mesut Ozil & Sami Khedira left out as Ilkay Gundogan included in Germany squad to face Brazil

The 20-year-old receives his first call-up to the national side while Ballack, Ozil and Khedira miss out on the friendly in Stuttgart against the South Americans
Germany coach Joachim Low has announced his squad for the upcoming friendly against Brazil on August 10 at the Mercedes Benz Arena.

Real Madrid duo Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira have been omitted as they continue pre-season preparations ahead of the two-legged Spanish Supercopa against Barcelona.

Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has received his first call-up to the national team and Low has given his reasons behind the choice.

''He [Gundogan] has made good progress and has shown to date that he performs well in games," the tactician told the DFB's (German FA) official website. 

"He is a technically gifted talent with great intelligence. Therefore it is a good opportunity for him personally at the beginning of the European Championship season to be welcomed into the team."

Gundogan also spoke of his delight at the call-up, saying: "I am really happy that the coach has confidence in me and I'd like to give my country and the team everything when I play.

"This is a dream for me. It has been clear for a long time that I wanted to play for the German national team."

However, another who will not be participating in the friendly against Brazil will be Michael Ballack. It comes as no surprise that he has been omitted from the squad after tensions with Low reached a boiling point but many hoped he would feature in the game for the fans.

When the Bayer Leverkusen midfielder was told that this could be his farewell game, he lashed out at the idea and labelled the proposal a farce.

Meanwhile, Julian Draxler and Moritz Leitner have been called up to the Germany Under-21 squad. The 17-year-old Draxler's rapid rise with Schalke has seen him earn promotion from the U-18 side while Leitner has been featuring prominently for Borussia Dortmund in pre-season.

Full Squad

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Tim Wiese (Werder Bremen)

Defenders: Dennis Aogo (Hamburg), Holger Badstuber (Bayern Munich), Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich), Benedikt Howedes (Schalke), Mats Hummels (Dortmund), Christian Trasch (Wolfsburg)

Midfielders: Sven Bender (Dortmund), Mario Gotze (Dortmund), Ilkay Gundogan (Dortmund), Toni Kroos (Bayern Munich), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich), Marco Reus (Monchengladbach), Simon Rolfes (Bayer Leverkusen)

Forwards: Cacau (Stuttgart), Mario Gomez (Bayern Munich), Miroslav Klose (Lazio), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Lukas Podolski (Koln), Andre Schurrle (Bayer Leverkusen).