Frankfurt — Germany coach Joachim Loew has pulled a surprise
by calling up four newcomers for the friendly against Chile on Wednesday.
Several Germany stars are injured and Loew appears to be
looking for new options should one or more of them be unable to recover in time
for the World Cup in Brazil.
Bastian Schweinsteiger, Miroslav Klose, Kevin Grosskreutz
and Lukas Podolski return after their injuries.
The four newcomers include Sampdoria defender Shkodran
Mustafi, who plays in the Serie A and has a low profile in Germany.
The other three are Matthias Ginter of Freiburg,
Pierre-Michel Lasogga of Hamburger SV, and Andre Hahn of Augsburg.
Germany plays Chile in Stuttgart on Wednesday.
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