Squad details correct up to
and including Germany's match against Ghana on 23 June 2010.
Tuesday, 1 June 2010 - Germany have named their final World Cup squad, with Hoffenheim defender Andreas Beck the man to miss out. Joachim Löw's side have suffered a series of blows with captain Michael Ballack and midfielders Christian Traesch and Simon Rolfes injured. Germany also lost first choice keeper Rene Adler because of a rib injury. Heiko Westermann was ruled out earlier through injury and, by dropping Beck, Löw has decided to take six forwards among his 23 for South Africa. Löw retained defenders Dennis Aogo of Hamburger SV and Holger Badstuber of Bayern München, who have only one game each for Germany and had never been called up before Löw announced his provisional squad. Bayern München full-back Philipp Lahm will take over from Ballack and captain the team in South Africa.
Sunday, 13 June 2010 - Joachim Löw insists there is more to come from his side after their impressive 4-0 demolition of Australia in Group D on Sunday. Lukas Podolski got the three-time champions up and running, before goals from Miroslav Klose, Thomas Müller and Cacau wrapped up an emphatic victory. It was unarguably the finest team performance of the tournament so far as Germany put a poor Australia side to the sword, even before the Socceroos went down to ten men thanks to Tim Cahill's dismissal.
Friday, 18 June 2010 - Coach Joachim Löw admitted Germany were "devastated" by the 1-0 defeat by Serbia which leaves their progression to the last 16 far from guaranteed. Löw's team had Miroslav Klose sent off for two debatable yellow cards, while fellow striker Lukas Podolski had a penalty saved.
Wednesday, 23 June 2010 - Joachim Löw believes Germany will face a "tough job" against England when the two teams meet in the second round of the World Cup on Sunday. Mesut Özil, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Jérôme Boateng face a race against time to be fit after Germany beat Ghana 1-0 to finish top of Group D. But the win came at a price as Özil was left bent over at the final whistle, while vice.captain Schweinsteiger came off after 81 minutes with a muscle injury. And defender Boateng had to be replaced on 73 minutes with a back injury.
Saturday, 26 June 2010 - Cacau will miss Sunday's World Cup knockout round clash against England with an abdominal muscle strain. Cacau, who scored in the 4-0 win over Australia and started for Germany in their victory over Ghana, suffered the problem in training. "This injury will not allow him to play against England," said team manager Oliver Bierhoff. Miroslav Klose is set to replace Cacau having served a one.match suspension. Bierhoff added: "We are working on it so that Cacau would be fit for the next match. We are confident he would be." Meanwhile, midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger (hamstring) and defender Jérôme Boateng (calf muscle) are to have fitness tests on Saturday.