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Schweinsteiger returns to Germany squad

Mar 14, 2013 9:05:00 AMEurope
The influential midfielder returns to the national team after missing the previous game as the team aims to add six more points to its World Cup qualification tally.Joachim Low has named Bastian Schweinsteiger and Sven Bender among his 23-man party for Germany's upcoming 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Kazakhstan.

The Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund midfielders missed the Nationalelf's friendly against France last month due to injury, but have both shaken off their recent physical problems.

However, Low will have to make do without the services of the injured Mats Hummels and Holger Badstuber in defense, while Lazio striker Miroslav Klose is unavailable as well.

"I expect us to win both games versus Kazakhstan," Low commented at a press conference. "Kazakhstan choose for a physical approach and they are a good defensive unit. They will do whatever they can to break our rhythm. I'm counting on six points, though."

Germany will travel to Kazakhstan on March 22, before hosting the same opponent four days later.

NameClub
Goalkeepers: 
Rene AdlerHamburg
Manuel NeuerBayern Munich
Ron-Robert ZielerHannover
Defenders: 
Jerome BoatengBayern Munich
Benedikt HowedesSchalke
Marcel SchmelzerBorussia Dortmund
PhilippLahmBayern Munich
Per MertesackerArsenal
HeikoWestermannHamburg
Midfielders 
Lars BenderBayer Leverkusen
Sven BenderBorussia Dortmund
Julian DraxlerSchalke
Mario GotzeBorussia Dortmund
IlkayGundoganBorussia Dortmund
Bastian SchweinsteigerBayern Munich
SamiKhediraReal Madrid
Toni KroosBayern Munich
MesutOzilReal Madrid
Attackers: 
Lukas PodolskiArsenal
Mario GomezBayern Munich
Thomas MullerBayern Munich
Marco ReusBorussia Dortmund
Andre SchurrleBayer Leverkusen

 


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