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Low pens new Germany deal drops 27-man provisional WC squad

World Cup 2018 By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 15/05/2018

Joachim Low, Germany

Joachim Low pens new Germany contract and drops 27-man Provisional squad for the forthcoming World Cup. 

The German Football Association (DFB) announced on Tuesday at the unveiling of the defending champions list for the Mundial with the 58-year-old signed a four-year deal through to 2022 including his assistant Thomas Schneider and goalkeeping coach Andreas Kopke.

Low, however, has included the Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer despite has not featured since September were he suffered a foot injury.

Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus missed the 2014 tournament in Brazil after sustaining an ankle injury in the team's warm-up win over Armenia.

Uncapped Freiburg striker Nils Petersen is rewarded for a fine goalscoring season in the Bundesliga

Mario Gotze who scored the winning goal in the final as Germany triumphed four years ago, misses out, however, after suffering a severe dip in form at Signal Iduna Park this term but Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi and Liverpool midfielder Emre Can are among those to miss out.

Sandro Wagner, though, misses out, despite an impressive season at Bayern Munich and the 30-year-old has scored 15 goals and provided six assists in 34 appearances for the Bavarian giants thus far this term, and has also netted five goals for Germany in just eight caps.

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