Neuer & Reus included but no Gotze in provisional Germany World Cup squad

Neuer in last-chance saloon

Neuer in last-chance saloon

Joachim Low has extended his contract as Germany head coach until 2022, the German FA (DFB) announced on Tuesday. However, Bayern's goalkeeper will be monitored during the training camp.

"I don't think it is possible to go into a World Cup without playing practice".

The Borussia Dortmund start scored in extra time against Argentina in 2014 to give Germany its fourth World Cup. "He did not show what his qualities are".

The title-holders will have to submit their final 23-man squad including three goalkeepers on June 4.

The defending World Cup champions are expected to be among the favourites to win the tournament in Russian Federation this year.

"But right now, things look good".

"This is a big responsibility to continue developing players", the 58-year-old told reporters after German Football Association President Reinhard Grindel said they had agreed to extend their current deal by two more years.

Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi and Liverpool midfielder Emre Can have both been snubbed too, while Sven Ulreich, who has played nearly the whole season with Bayern Munich, has been left out.

Fellow Borussia Dortmund player Marco Reus' hopes of making his first World Cup got a boost after he made the cut.

Manchester City duo Leroy Sane and Ilkay Gundogan were selected alongside Arsenal's Mesut Ozil and Antonio Rudiger of Chelsea.

A further five players from overseas - Real Madrid's Toni Kroos, Juventus' Sami Khedira, Paris Saint-Germain's Kevin Trapp and Julian Draxler and Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen - also made the cut.

Germany will face Mexico, Sweden and South Korea in Group F at next month's World Cup in Russian Federation.