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Germany name two newcomers for 27-man World Cup squad

Hamburg defender Dennis Aogo and Bayern Munich youngster Holger Badstuber were the surprise names in Germany's provisional 27-man World Cup squad.

Coach Joachim Low also named Bayern veteran Hans-Jorg Butt among three goalkeepers after first-choice Rene Adler was ruled out with a rib injury.

Former Stuttgart captain Thomas Hitzlsperger was not included.

The squad, which will contest a warm-up match against Malta on 13 May, will have to be cut to 23 players by 1 June.

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