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Germany leave Bayern Munich star Neuer, Real Madrid ace Kroos out of squad for USA

Germany will be without a trio of stars for next month's international friendly with the USA.

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, midfielder Toni Kroos and forward Thomas Muller were all left out of Joachim Low's squad for the June 5 meeting with Holland in Amsterdam and the June 10 clash with the US in Cologne.

Of his squad, World Cup-winning manager Low said: "I've always been able to count on Thomas and Toni in the past and they have done great service to the [German Football Association] and the national team.

"Manu has also been a role model and everybody knows he is one of the players who always wants to play, but [the German team doctor] has told me that Manu is currently feeling a bit of pain when training and playing."

German squad for Holland and USA friendlies

Goalkeepers

Roman Weidenfeller (Borussia Dortmund) Ron-Robert Zieler (Hannover 96)

Defenders

Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich) Jonas Hector (FC Koln) Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund) Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund) Shkodran Mustafi (Valencia CF) Sebastian Rudy (TSG Hoffenheim) Antonio Rudiger (VfB Stuttgart)

Midfielders

Karim Bellarabi (Bayer Leverkusen) Ilkay Gundogan (Borussia Dortmund) Sami Khedira (Real Madrid) Patrick Herrmann (Borussia Monchengladbach) Christoph Kramer (Borussia Monchengladbach) Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Lukas Podolski (Inter Milan, *on loan from Arsenal) Andre Schurrle (VfL Wolfsburg) Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich)

Forwards

Mario Gotze (Bayern Munich) Max Kruse (Borussia Monchengladbach)

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