Jérôme Boateng, Mario Götze, Joshua Kimmich Thomas Müller, Manuel Neuer all made the cut for the defending World Cup champions and were named to a provisional Germany squad for Euro 2016. Still recovering from a knee injury, Germany captain and long time former Bayern stalwart Bastian Schweinsteiger also was named to the side.
"Bastian is our captain. He's doing full running training. We've been in contact," Germany coach Joachim Löw said at a news conference on Tuesday. "We'll have to see whether he can join us for training next week or not. We'll have to wait and see. If Bastian can't make it, which I hope won't happen, we'll look for a new captain."
Löw has until May 31 in order to cut his final roster down to 23 players, three of which must be goalkeepers. Before the tournament starts, Germany will play a couple of friendlies against the likes of Slovakia and Hungary.
The Germany side also included former Bayern players Mario Gómez, Emre Can, Lukas Podolski and Toni Kroos. Promising Schalke winger Leroy Sane was also included. IIkay Gundogan, who missed the World Cup two years ago, is also slated to miss Euro 2016 after being ruled out with a knee injury.
Preliminary 27-man Germany squad for Euro 2016
Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Emre Can (Liverpool), Jonas Hector (Cologne), Benedikt Howedes (Schalke), Shkodran Mustafi (Valencia), Sebastian Rudy (Hoffenheim), Antonio Rudiger (Roma)
Midfielders: Mario Gotze (Bayern Munich), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Sami Khedira (Juventus), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Karim Bellarabi (Bayer Leverkusen), Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen), Julian Draxler (Wolfsburg), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Manchester United), Julian Weigl (Borussia Dortmund)
Forwards: Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Andre Schurrle (Wolfsburg), Lukas Podolski (Galatasaray), Mario Gomez (Besiktas), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Leroy Sane (Schalke)