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Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann has been omitted from Jurgen Klinsmann's first squad as Germany coach.

Hamann has been left out of the 19-man party for next week's friendly against Austria as Klinsmann prepares for his first match in charge of the national team.

Klinsmann, who replaced Rudi Voller after Germany's lacklustre Euro 2004 campaign, has included Arsenal's Jens Lehmann among three goalkeepers in the squad.

Sebastian Deisler has also been overlooked by Klinsmann after Bayern Munich boss Felix Magath urged the coach not to select the midfielder, who has overcome the depression which affected him last season.

There is a first call-up for Werder Bremen defender Frank Fahrenhorst, who joined the champions from Bochum over the summer.

Fahrenhorst's new Bremen team-mate Tim Borowski is back in the squad after a two-year absence from the national set-up.

Joining Hamann in being left out of the squad are Christian Ziege, Sebastian Kehl and Fredi Bobic, who were part of the failed Euro 2004 challenge.

Klinsmann has a series of friendlies on the agenda as Germany will be hosting the next World Cup in 2006 and a test against reigning champions Brazil follows the Austria tussle.

Squad: Oliver Kahn (Bayern Munich), Jens Lehmann (Arsenal), Timo Hildebrand (Stuttgart); Frank Baumann, Frank Fahrenhorst (Werder Bremen), Arne Friedrich (Hertha Berlin), Andreas Hinkel, Philipp Lahm (Stuttgart), Jens Nowotny (Bayer Leverkusen); Michael Ballack, Torsten Frings, Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich), Tim Borowski, Fabian Ernst (Werder Bremen), Bernd Schneider (Bayer Leverkusen); Thomas Brdaric (Wolfsburg), Miroslav Klose (Werder Bremen), Kevin Kuranyi (Stuttgart), Lukas Podolski (Cologne)