- Title: GERMANY: FOOTBALL/SOCCER - German World Cup squad presented in Frankfurt
- Date: 3rd June 2010
- Summary: FRANKFURT, GERMANY (JUNE 2, 2010) (REUTERS) GERMANY COACH JOACHIM LOEW AND HIS SQUAD FOR THE WORLD CUP ARRIVING FOR PHOTO OPPORTUNITY ON PITCH PLAYERS PUTTING ON BOOTS PHOTOGRAPHER TAKING PICTURES VARIOUS OF PLAYERS TAKING THEIR POSITIONS FOR FAMILY PHOTO PLAYERS SEATED, AMONG THEM NEW CAPTAIN PHILIPP LAHM, SMILING PHOTOGRAPHERS TAKING PICTURES SEBASTIAN SCHWEINSTEIGER, DENNIS AOGO AND MIROSLAV KLOSE SEATED PAN FROM MANAGER OLIVER BIERHOFF (IN DARK SUIT) TO PLAYERS SEATED PHOTOGRAPHERS TAKING PICTURES WIDE OF FAMILY PHOTO GOALKEEPERS JOERG BUTT, MANUEL NEUER AND TIM WIESE SEATED WIDE OF FAMILY PHOTO LUKAS PODOLSKI SMILING IN FOREGROUND, LOEW LOOKING OVER PHOTOGRAPHERS TAKING PICTURES TIM WIESE AND OTHER PLAYERS BOARDING BUS LOEW ON PITCH AS PLAYERS START TRAINING FOR THURSDAY'S WORLD CUP WARM-UP AGAINST BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA PHOTOGRAPHERS TAKING PICTURES VARIOUS OF TIM WIESE IN GOAL PODOLSKI STRETCHING LOEW ON PITCH LAHM TRAINING WIDE OF LOEW TALKING TO PLAYERS STANDING IN CIRCLE
- Embargoed: 18th June 2010 13:00
- Topics: Sports
- Reuters ID: LVA3RG3AXWFQQKC8F1N46KSU59S4
- Story Text: Germany's World Cup squad poses for the cameras before coach Joachim Loew's team trains for Thursday's warm-up game against Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Germany defender Andreas Beck became the only player to be cut from coach Joachim Loew's World Cup squad which posed for cameras in Frankfurt on Wednesday (June 2).
Germany's 27-man preliminary squad was reduced to 24 players when captain Michael Ballack, fellow midfielder Christian Traesch and versatile defender Heiko Westermann were ruled out of the June 11-July 11 tournament with injuries.
Loew declined to call up other players to replace them.
He also stuck with all six strikers, in spite of the absences in midfield.
After a photo opportunity with the team travelling to South Africa this coming Saturday, Loew's players held a training session at Frankfurt's stadium in preparation for Thursday's warm-up game against Bosnia-Herzegovina.
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