Low picks uncapped trio
By Chris Ives
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Germany boss Joachim Low has named three uncapped players for next month's games.
Germany boss Joachim Low has named three uncapped players in his 22-man squad for next month's internationals against Georgia and Slovakia.
Werder Bremen defender Clemens Fritz (pictured), Hamburg midfielder Piotr Trochowski and Alemannia Aachen striker Jan Schlaudraff have all earned call-ups to the German squad after impressive starts to the season with their clubs.
Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann and Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack are also included in Low's squad for the October 7 friendly against Georgia and the Euro 2008 qualifier away to Slovakia.
Lehmann will be rested for the Georgia friendly in Rostock, as Low will take a closer look at Hannover's Robert Enke and Stuttgart's Timo Hildebrand.
Germany have started their Euro 2008 qualifying campaign in fine form, but Low will be without several members of Germany's World Cup squad for the trip to Slovakia.
Christoph Metzelder, Jens Nowotny, Robert Huth, Per Mertesacker, Gerald Asamoah, Sebastian Kehl, and Tim Borowski are all currently sidelined with injury problems.
Jens Lehmann (Arsenal), Timo Hildebrand (Stuttgart), Robert Enke (Hannover); Malik Fathi, Arne Friedrich (both Hertha Berlin), Manuel Friedrich (FSV Mainz), Clemens Fritz (Werder Bremen), Marcell Jansen (Borussia Monchengladbach), Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich), Alexander Madlung (Wolfsburg); Michael Ballack (Chelsea), Torsten Frings (Werder Bremen), Thomas Hitzlsperger (Stuttgart), David Odonkor (Real Betis), Bernd Schneider (Bayer Leverkusen), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich), Piotr Trochowski (Hamburg); Mike Hanke (Wolfsburg), Miroslav Klose (Werder Bremen), Oliver Neuville (Borussia Monchengladbach), Lukas Podolski (Bayern Munich), Jan Schlaudraff (Alemannia Aachen)