German national team coach Joachim Loew on May 6 is to name his squad for the World Cup finals.

The German football federation said Thursday that Loew will announce the squad at a news conference in Stuttgart.

The three-time champion will face Australia, Ghana and Serbia in Group D in South Africa in June.

Germany has three warmup matches planned before the tournament: against Malta on May 13, in Hungary on May 29 and against Bosnia-Herzegovina on June 3.