Great news for fans of the â€œDie Mannschaft,â€ as their evergreen striker, Miroslav Klose, appears to have recovered from his muscle tear and was included on the German squad headed to Brazil. A single goal will tie the German stalwart with Brazilâ€™s Ronaldo de Lima for the all-time goal scorer in World Cup Finals history with 15 goals (and two goals would make him the sole record holder). From BBC Sportâ€¦ Iâ€™ve heard that Lowâ€™s squad is moving away from having a lone striker, so weâ€™ll see if Klose gets an opportunity to score. Unfortunately, the 30 players chosen for the â€œprovisionalâ€ German squad (soon to be cut down to 23) also included 3 non-whites, which Iâ€™ve bolded belowâ€¦ Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer, Roman Weidenfeller, and Ron-Robert Zieler Defenders: Jerome Boateng, Erik Durm, Kevin Grosskreutz, Benedikt Howedes, Mats Hummels, Marcell Jansen, Philipp Lahm, Per Mertesacker, Marcel Schmelzer, and Shkodran Mustafi* Midfielders: Lars Bender, Julian Draxler, Matthias Ginter, Leon Goretzka, Mario Gotze, Andre Hahn, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos, Max Meyer, Thomas Muller, Mesut Ozil, Marco Reus, Andre Schurrle, and Bastian Schweinsteiger. Forwards: Miroslav Klose, Kevin Volland, and Lukas Podolski. *It should be noted that Shkodran Mustafi is of Albanian descent, but certainly appears as white as any of the German players. He may not even make the rosterâ€¦ CAPTION: Mustafi - A True White Muslim Weâ€™ve discussed this at length over the years, and I suppose the â€œgeneral consensusâ€ is that the talented (yet ball-hogging) Turk, Mesut Ozil, comes close to â€œpassingâ€ for an incredibly ugly white person, but to any trained observer, he clearly isnâ€™t whiteâ€¦ CAPTION: Bug-Eyed Turk Like Ozil, the half-Tunisian midfielder, Sami Khedira, almost passes the â€œeye test,â€ but falls short due to his Arabic hook-nose, soulless black eyes, and dark olive complexionâ€¦ CAPTION: Racial Amalgam This roster could have been much worse, as Negroes such as Antonio RÃ¼diger, Dennis Aogo, and Sidney Sam, or Asian-looking Turks such as Ilkay Gundogan, were all mercifully left off the roster. There is a good chance that all three of the non-whites who made the roster could be featured in the starting eleven, but Ozil is the only definite. With so many talented German midfielders (Draxler, Gotze, Kroos, Reus, Schurrle, etc) in addition to long-time starter, Bastian Schweinsteiger, â€œUgly Samiâ€ Khedira could be a spectator. Likewise with the slow-poke Negro, Jerome Boateng, who could be replaced by Durm, Hummels, Mertesecker, Grosskreutz, or Schmelzer. As for the other national teams in the WC Finals, I suppose the only other squads worth rooting for are: Croatia, Russia, Belgium, Australia, Spain, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, Bosnia, and to a lesser extent, Argentina and Uruguay. Like Germany, all of these â€œwhiteâ€ teams (with the exception of Russia and Bosnia) feature non-whites in their starting lineup or on their roster. Obviously, teams such as the USA, Netherlands, France, and England could feature up to a half-white starting eleven, with blacks, mulattos, and Muslims comprising the other half.