Khedira going to World Cup

Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has been included in Germany’s squad for the World Cup.

Khedira suffered a serious knee injury in November while playing for Di Mannschaft and only returned to action for the final weeks of the season.

He started Madrid’s Champions League final win over Atletico Madrid but was withdrawn after little more than an hour.

But Khedira has done enough to convince Coach Joachim Low of his readiness for the tournament and takes his place in the 23.

Germany are in Group G with Portugal, Ghana and the United States and begin their campaign against Portugal on June 16.

Lazio’s Miroslav Klose is the only out-and-out striker in the squad but the likes of Thomas Muller, Lukas Podolski and Mario Gotze are also included.

Germany squad for the World Cup:

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Roman Weidenfeller (Borussia Dortmund), Ron-Robert Zieler (Hannover)

Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund), Kevin Grosskreutz (Borussia Dortmund), Benedikt Howedes (FC Schalke), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich), Per Mertesacker (Arsenal)

Midfielders: Julian Draxler (Schalke), Matthias Ginter (Freiburg), Mario Gotze (Bayern Munich), Christoph Kramer (Borussia Monchengladbach), Sami Khedira (Real Madrid), Toni Kroos (Bayern Munich), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Lukas Podolski (Arsenal), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Andre Schurrle (Chelsea), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich)

Strikers: Miroslav Klose (Lazio)

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