Coach Joachim Löw has called up three untried players to Germany’s national team for next month’s matches against Georgia and Slovakia. Hamburg SV playmaker Piotr Trochowski, Alemannia Aachen forward Jan Schlaudraff and Werder Bremen defender Clemens Fritz are the three uncapped outfield players in the squad that was announced on Friday.
Germany are currently top of Euro 2008 qualifying Group D with 6 points after beating Ireland (1-0) and San Marino (13-0) in their two games so far. They have a friendly against Georgia in Rostock on Oct. 7 before playing their third qualifying match away to Slovakia on Oct. 11.
Löw also called up Robert Enke, the 29-year-old Hanover 96 goalkeeper, for the first of the two games. Enke was in the squad for the Confederations Cup in 1999 in Mexico but has yet to play for Germany.
Gerald Asamoah is out of the squad after he suffered a compound leg fracture in Schalke 04′s UEFA Cup defeat by Nancy on Thursday, and Werder Bremen pair Tim Borowski and Per Mertesacker are also missing due to injury. Midfielder Borowski injured his left leg in Werder’s Champions League outing on Wednesday, in which they were held to a 1-1 draw …Read more »