• Germany star Mesut Ozil, left, is out of their squad for the FIFA Confederations Cup (Getty Images)
Toni Kroos, Thomas Muller and Mesut Ozil are among the big names to be left out of Germany's squad for next month's 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.
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Omnisport
17 May 2017 - 10:54 PM  UPDATED 17 May 2017 - 10:54 PM

The world champions' coach, Joachim Low, has opted to rest his top regular stars as he bids to keep the squad fresh for next season, which will culminate with the World Cup.

Jerome Boateng, Mario Gomez, Mats Hummels, Sami Khedira, Kroos, Muller and Ozil are all given an end-of-season break having been omitted from Low's squad.

After his potential selection was subject to much debate, Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus is also left out after he suggested he wanted to be rested after suffering several injuries in recent seasons. 

Other top stars Benedikt Howedes, Mario Gotze, Manuel Neuer and Julian Weigl were already ruled out due to injury or illness.

Low has named seven uncapped players in his 23-man squad – Kevin Trapp, Marvin Plattenhardt, Kerem Demirbay, Diego Demme, Lars Stindl, Sandro Wagner and Amin Younes.

The pool also includes Niklas Sule, Benjamin Henrichs and Timo Werner, all of whom have just one cap to their names.

Only three players from Germany's victorious 2014 World Cup squad will be at the Confederations Cup - Matthias Ginter, Shkodran Mustafi and Julian Draxler.

It serves as some relief to Ange Postecoglou and the Socceroos, who meet Germany on June 20 (AEST).

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With the recent international fixtures out of the way, the countdown is now on towards the FIFA Confederations Cup, where Australia will close their group programme with a game in Moscow against Chile.

The tournament begins on June 17, concluding with the final on July 2, with Germany in Group B alongside Australia, Cameroon and Chile. 

Group A, meanwhile, includes hosts Russia, European champions Portugal, Mexico and New Zealand. 

Germany squad in full for the Confederations Cup

Goalkeepers: Bernd Leno, Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Kevin Trapp.

Defenders: Matthias Ginter, Jonas Hector, Benjamin Henrichs, Joshua Kimmich, Shkodran Mustafi, Marvin Plattenhardt, Antonio Rudiger, Niklas Sule.

Midfielders and Attackers: Julian Brandt, Emre Can, Kerem Demirbay, Diego Demme, Julian Draxler, Leon Goretzka, Sebastian Rudy, Leroy Sane, Lars Stindl, Sandro Wagner, Timo Werner, Amin Younes.