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Germany makes squad changes ahead of Kazakhstan qualifiers

After Friday nights 3-0 win against Kazakhstan away in Astana, Germany once more meet the same oppo

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News 25 Mar 2013, 19:08 IST
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After Friday night’s 3-0 win against Kazakhstan away in Astana, Germany once more meet the same opponent tomorrow in Nuremberg in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier. Another win will take Germany even closer to qualification.

Germany coach Joachim Loew has had to make some adjustments due to an injury to teenager Julian Draxler and a yellow card suspension of Bastian Schweinsteiger following earlier injuries to Holger Badstuber, Mats Hummels, Lars Bender, Sven Bender, Toni Kroos and Miroslav Klose.

While a recovered Sven Bender has joined the squad, Marcell Jansen (Hamburger SV) and Patrick Herrmann (Borussia Mönchengladbach) have been called up as late replacements.

GERMANY

Goalkeepers
René Adler (Hamburger SV), Manuel Neuer (FC Bayern München), Ron-Robert Zieler (Hannover 96)

Defenders
Jérôme Boateng (FC Bayern München), Benedikt Höwedes (FC Schalke 04), Philip Lahm (FC Bayern München), Per Mertesacker (FC Arsenal), Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund), Heiko Westermann (Hamburger SV)

Midfielders
Sven Bender (Borussia Dortmund), Mario Götze (Borussia Dortmund), Ilkay Gündogan (Borussia Dortmund), Patrick Herrmann (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Marcell Jansen (Hamburger SV), Sami Khedira (Real Madrid), Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München), Mesut Özil (Real Madrid), Lukas Podolski (FC Arsenal), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), André Schürrle (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)

Forwards
Mario Gomez (FC Bayern München)

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