Joachim Low's Fountain of Youth: Germany 2010 World Cup Roster Preview

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Joachim Low's Fountain of Youth: Germany 2010 World Cup Roster Preview

German national team manager Joachim Low will be one of the many National squad managers losing sleep over a tiny piece of paper with a bunch of names on it leading up to June 11.

Having already announced their 27-man provisional squad on May 6, Low now is faced with the task of making four more cuts en route to the final squad announcement before kick off in South Africa.

Low has already put his foot down on several controversial decisions regarding invitations to the party. Form and injuries of prospective members are also playing a factor, as they always do.

Scan the provisional roster and one thing jumps out: youth. Low has clearly made note of the form and energy of several of the Bundesliga's top young players, giving seven bright-eyed German players who are either 20 or 21 years of age a chance at making the final cut.

Germany's 2010 World Cup roster may include some names that are subject to speculation for a fan of average involvement, but Joachim Low is determined to infuse the nominally big, bad and bruising Germans with a sexier and faster style of play. His predominantly green provisional roster is a testament to that.

Here are the 23 players I expect to see touchdown in South Africa for the German side.

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