The former Bayern Munich star has made just 18 appearances for Manchester United this season and after he picked up a knee injury in March, it looked unlikely Schweinsteiger would make the cut.
However, Loew appears ready to give his captain every chance to prove his fitness ahead of the competition which kicks off on June 10 as hosts France take on Romania.
And while Schweinsteiger is one of the most decorated players in the squad – having won eight Bundesliga titles, seven German Cups and the World Cup in 2014 – Twitter didn’t understand how a player in such poor form could be involved.
Schweinsteiger’s critics focused on his injury, his lack of pace and how the Germany manager would find any excuse to include one of his favourite players:
— alex (@alextaylor10118) May 17, 2016
— Eastbridge (@Eastbridge_SB) May 17, 2016
Who is this Bastian Schweinsteiger?
— Barney @Red News (@barneyrednews) May 17, 2016
@barneyrednews an anagram of German Waste of Space. Probably.
— Darren Rigby-O'Neill (@DazBear1969) May 17, 2016
@barneyrednews some bloke who's on mega money and waves his hands about and doesn't do much else ???
— Simon (@SimonFHayes) May 17, 2016
@barneyrednews United's new brand ambassador.
— Heisenberg. (@RedIndian1999) May 17, 2016
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) May 17, 2016
To be honest, Bastian Schweinsteiger could be missing a foot and he’d still probably make the Germany squad.
— Tom Coast (@thcoast) May 17, 2016
I'd almost forgotten Schweinsteiger existed.
— Ben. (@driftedoffside) May 17, 2016
Schweinsteiger can't make the final cut. Not sure why he's on the provisional list either tbh.
— Tyler (@Magnum_Ozis) May 17, 2016
Why are Schweinsteiger and Podolski in the squad. I don't understand.
— April (@aaaprilLFC) May 17, 2016
Schweinsteiger should retire after Euros don't let it go down like Ballack some years ago https://t.co/WudvcmsyNf
— Deslie (@deso22) May 17, 2016
Casillas, Podolski (and Schweinsteiger) could die, they still would get called up for their national teams.
— Mert (@BallCirculation) May 17, 2016
Is Low aware Schweinsteiger and Podolski are both very bad at football now?
— Culann Davies (@CulannDavies) May 17, 2016
Germany are waiting as long as possible in the hope they can find any excuse to call up Schweinsteiger
— Lewis (@LGAmbrose) May 17, 2016
@LGAmbrose Bionic limbs will be discovered any second now…
— Sultan (@DieFohlen) May 17, 2016
Slightly concerned about Bastian Schweinsteiger. Given how off the pace he's been, he's probably just got to Old Trafford.
— Mr Warburton to you. (@juffery) May 15, 2016
Premier League stars Mesut Ozil and Emre Can were also included in Loew’s provisional squad, as the world champions look to extend their success.