Injury concerns have kept Joachim Loew from tabbing Marco Reus for this summer’s Euro tournament in France.
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Reus, the electric Borussia Dortmund attacker, turns 27 today. He will not be a part of Germany’s attack, as Julian Draxler, Toni Kroos, Mesut Ozil and Andre Schurrle among those making the cut.
Here’s Loew, from the BBC:
“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.”
Here’s Germany’s roster as they look to follow up the World Cup with a Euro title, as Spain did in winning the 2010 World Cup and both of the preceding and following Euros.
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 Hoewedes (Schalke 04), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), 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 Goetze (Bayern Munich), Leroy Sane (Schalke 04)