Klinsmann unveils new faces

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Germany coach Jurgen Klinsmann has included three new faces in his squad to tour the Far East later this month.

Arminia Bielefeld midfielder Patrick Owomoyela, Schalke left back Christian Pander and Wolfsburg goalkeeper Simon Jentzsch have all been nominated for the 22-man squad to face Japan, South Korea and Thailand.

Klinsmann will be without his four Stuttgart players for the tour's opening match against Japan, but Timo Hildebrand, Andreas Hinkel, Philipp Lahm and Kevin Kuranyi will join the squad after their club's final Uefa Cup match on December 15.

English-based players Jens Lehmann, Thomas Hitzlsperger and Moritz Volz are all missing from the squad due to Premiership club duties, but Chelsea's Robert Huth has been given permission to join the tour.

Full squad:
Oliver Kahn (Bayern Munich), Timo Hildebrand (Stuttgart), Simon Jentzsch (Wolfsburg), Robert Huth (Chelsea), Per Mertesacker (Hannover), Christian Worns (Dortmund), Andreas Hinkel (Stuttgart), Philipp Lahm (Stuttgart), Patrick Owomoyela (Bielefeld), Christian Pander (Schalke), Michael Ballack (Bayern Munich), Torsten Frings (Bayern Munich), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich), Fabian Ernst (Bremen), Frank Baumann (Bremen), Tim Borowski (Bremen), Bernd Schneider (Leverkusen), Miroslav Klose (Bremen), Kevin Kuranyi (Stuttgart), Thomas Brdaric (Wolfsburg), Gerald Asamoah (Schalke), Lukas Podolski (Cologne).