However, the Bayern Munich goalkeeper will be monitored during the training camp, reports Xinhua news agency.
Loew has included the Bayern Munich goalkeeper in his provisional squad, along with Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Bayer Leverkusen's Bernd Leno and PSG stopper Kevin Trapp.
Joachim Low has told Manuel Neuer he must gain match practice if the Germany captain is to be part of his country's World Cup defence. "We saw that we're not as good as we're always told we are - and perhaps some of us think we are". Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus missed the 2014 tournament in Brazil after sustaining an ankle injury in the team's warm-up win over Armenia.
Loew left out midfielder Goetze, who scored the winning goal in the final against Argentina four years ago but has had a lacklustre season.
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Liverpool's Emre Can, Bayern's Sandro Wagner and Borussia Dortmund's Mario Gotze are among the names to miss out, while Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger, Arsenal's Mesut Ozil and Man City's Leroy Sane and Ilkay Gundogan are among the Premier League contingent to be named.
Loew opted for Petersen over Bayern Munich forward Sandro Wagner, giving the Freiburg player his first call-up to the national team after an excellent season.
Cologne defender Jonas Hector has been included despite his club side being relegated from the Bundesliga this season.
Germany will begin its World Cup defense with group games against Mexico, Sweden and South Korea.