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Germany name squad, Beck out

sports Updated: Jun 03, 2010 01:12 IST
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Germany coach Joachim Loew unveiled his final World Cup squad of 23 players on Tuesday, with Andreas Beck of Hoffenheim the man to miss out on the trip to South Africa.

Already without injured captain Michael Ballack, Loew admitted on Saturday he faced making some brutal decisions ahead of submitting his final team.

As well as missing Ballack, who was injured during Chelsea's FA Cup final win over Portsmouth, Germany will also be without Heiko Westermann, who broke his foot late in
the Hungary game at the weekend.

Defender Beck, who made his debut for Germany against Norway in February 2009, was the only player left on the sidelines by Loew. Germany will begin their World Cup campaign on June 13 against Australia, and will also play Serbia, Australi and Ghana.