MUNICH, Sporting Alert – Germany named its final squad for Euro 2016 and there is no place for winger Marco Reus. He found out about the news on his birthday on Tuesday.
Reus, who missed the last World Cup tournament due to injury, has again been left out of Joachim Low’s squad because of injury concerns.
The 27-year-old was hoping to feature for the World Cup champions in the tournament, but will now have to watch the actions from the stands or his television set.
“The medical staff could not give a clear prognosis for Marco,” Low said of Reus’s omission.
“He has massive injury problems and the medical staff was very sceptical about his ability to last through the coming weeks and such a gruelling tournament.
“It is a bitter decision and bitter for Marco.”
Also left out of the Germany squad are Bayer Leverkusen’s Julian Brandt, Karim Bellarabi and Hoffenheim’s Sebastian Rudy.
Meanwhile, despite not playing a competitive game since March, Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has been named in the final squad.
Emre Can of Liverpool and Mesut Ozil of Arsenal are the other English Premier League-based players in Low’s travelling party.
Bayern Munich players, led by Manuel Neuer, Thomas Muller, Mario Gotze and Mats Hummels, who only recently signed from Borussia Dortmund, dominated the bulk of the squad.
Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, striker Mario Gomez from Besiktas, VfL Wolfsburg playmaker Julian Draxler and striker Leroy Sane of Schalke 04 were also included in the Euro 2016 Germany squad.
Full Squad For The Tourney
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Bernd Leno (Bayer Leverkusen), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona)
Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Emre Can (Liverpool), Jonas Hector (Cologne), Benedikt Howedes (Schalke 04), Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich), Shkodran Mustafi (Valencia), Antonio Ruediger (Roma)
Midfielders: Julian Draxler (VfL Wolfsburg), Sami Khedira (Juventus), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Lukas Podolski (Galatasaray), Andre Schurrle (VfL Wolfsburg), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Manchester United), Julian Weigl (Borussia Dortmund)
Forwards: Mario Gomez (Besiktas), Mario Gotze (Bayern Munich), Leroy Sane (Schalke 04)