Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger. Jon Super
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Injured Bastian Schweinsteiger named in Germany's Euro 2016 squad

Joachim Löw has also included uncapped duo Joshua Kimmich and Julian Brandt in a 27-man panel.

GERMANY HEAD COACH Joachim Löw has named a provisional 27-man squad for next month’s European Championships in France.

The squad, which will be reduced to 23 players on 30 May — the day after a friendly against Slovakia — includes captain Bastian Schweinsteiger, who has been struggling with a knee injury since March.

“Bastian is our captain. He’s doing full running training. We’ve been in contact,” said Löw today, explaining the inclusion of the Manchester United midfielder.

“We’ll have to see whether he can join us for training next week or not. We’ll have to wait and see. If Bastian can’t make it, which I hope won’t happen, we’ll look for a new captain.”

Uncapped midfielders Joshua Kimmich and Julian Brandt have also been included in the squad. Kimmich, a 21-year-old midfielder, only broke into Bayern Munich’s first team earlier this season.

Germany’s provisional 27-man Euro 2016 squad

Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Bernd Leno (Bayer Leverkusen), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona), Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Emre Can (Liverpool), Jonas Hector (Cologne), Benedikt Howedes (Schalke), Shkodran Mustafi (Valencia), Sebastian Rudy (Hoffenheim), Antonio Rudiger (Roma), Mario Gotze (Bayern Munich), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Sami Khedira (Juventus), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Karim Bellarabi (Bayer Leverkusen), Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen), Julian Draxler (Wolfsburg), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Manchester United), Julian Weigl (Borussia Dortmund), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Andre Schurrle (Wolfsburg), Lukas Podolski (Galatasaray), Mario Gomez (Besiktas), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Leroy Sane (Schalke).

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