Mario Gotze returns for Germany as coach Hansi Flick announces 2022 Fifa World Cup squad

Germany coach Hansi Flick has announced his 26-man squad for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.

Missing through injuries are Marco Reus, Timo Werner and Lukas Nmecha, while Borussia Dortmund's Youssoufa Moukoko and Werder Bremen forward Niclas Füllkrug receive first call-ups.

Making a return to the squad for the first time since 2017 is Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Mario Götze, but Mats Hummels and Robin Gosens have been left out.

Germany World Cup squad:

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer, Bayern Munich; Marc-André ter Stegen, Barcelona; Kevin Trapp, Eintracht Frankfurt.

Defenders: Armel Bella Kotchap, Southampton; Matthias Ginter, Freiburg; Christian Günter, Freiburg; Thilo Kehrer, West Ham; Lukas Klostermann, RB Leipzig; David Raum, RB Leipzig; Antonio Rüdiger, Real Madrid; Nico Schlotterbeck, Borussia Dortmund; Niklas Süle, Borussia Dortmund.

Midfielders/strikers: Karim Adeyemi, Borussia Dortmund; Julian Brandt, Borussia Dortmund; Niclas Füllkrug, Werder Bremen; Serge Gnabry, Bayern Munich; Leon Goretzka, Bayern Munich; Mario Götze, Eintracht Frankfurt; Ilkay Gündogan, Manchester City; Kai Havertz, Chelsea; Jonas Hofmann, Gladbach; Joshua Kimmich, Bayern Munich; Youssoufa Moukoko, Borussia Dortmund; Thomas Müller, Bayern Munich; Jamal Musiala, Bayern Munich; Leroy Sané, Bayern Munich.

Germany kick-off their World Cup campaign in Group E against Japan on 23 November at Khalifa International Stadium.

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