Football

Only one recognised striker for Loew

Germany will travel to Brazil with only one out-and-out striker, after coach Joachim Loew dropped Kevin Volland when he named his final 23-man squad yesterday.

Hoffenheim forward Volland joined defenders Shkodran Mustafi and Marcel Schmelzer, still nursing a knee injury, as the three players left out of the final squad. - Reuters.

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer, Roman Weidenfeller, Ron-Robert Zieler

Defenders: Jerome Boateng, Kevin Grosskreutz, Erik Durm, Benedikt Hoewedes, Mats Hummels, 
Per Mertesacker, Philipp Lahm

Midfielders: Julian Draxler, Matthias Ginter, Mario Goetze, Christoph Kramer, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos, Thomas Mueller, Mesut Oezil, Lukas Podolski, Marco Reus, Andre Schuerrle, Bastian Schweinsteiger

Forward: Miroslav Klose