25.08.2006: Captain Ballack back in Germany squad

German Football
By German Football August 26, 2006 04:09

25.08.2006: Captain Ballack back in Germany squad

Germany coach Joachim Löw on Thursday named a 20-man squad to face Ireland and San Marino in upcoming Euro 2008 qualifiers. Germany face Ireland in their Group D opener in Stuttgart on September 2 and then travel to San Marino four days later.

Löw will be without three of his four World Cup central defenders for the start of the Euro 2008 qualifying campaign. Injuries to Per Mertesacker, Robert Huth and Jens Nowotny will force Löw to rebuild his defence. Christoph Metzelder, who missed Germany´s 3-0 victory over Sweden in a friendly last week, will, however, be back in the squad.

Loew, who opted not to nominate any new players for the first two Euro qualifiers in the first week of September, will also have captain Michael Ballack back in midfield. Ballack had missed the Sweden friendly with a hip injury.

German Football
By German Football August 26, 2006 04:09
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