Goalkeeper Tim Wiese, 30, has been left
out of Germany's squad for next week's friendly with Argentina
and been told that they are looking for younger players.
"We have had an in-depth conversation with Tim and...
informed him that for the World Cup qualifiers, we want to base
our plans around the younger goalkeepers," said goalkeeping
coach Andreas Kopke.
"However, he is not completely written off," he said on the
German FA's website.
The Hoffenheim goalkeeper was in the squad for Euro 2012 and
has played six times for Germany, all in friendlies.
However, 34-year-old Miroslav Klose was included.
Germany's 19-man squad for the match in Frankfurt next
Wednesday included 17 players who took part in Euro 2012, where
they were surprisingly knocked out by Italy in the semi-finals.
Forward Lukas Podolski was excused from playing to give him
a chance to settle at Arsenal following his move from Cologne.
"The English season begins three days after the match," said
Germany coach Joachim Low.
"For Lukas, who is playing for a regular place in the team,
it is a little more important to spend the last days before the
start of the season preparing with his team."
Bayern Munich trio Bastian Schweinsteiger, Mario Gomez and
Philipp Lahm were left out. Schweinsteiger has been plagued by
nagging injuries, Gomez underwent ankle surgery this week and
Lahm has been left out for personal reasons.
Midfielders Julien Draxler and Sven Bender were the only
additions to the squad.
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Ron-Robert Zieler
Defenders: Holger Badstuber (Bayern Munich), Lars Bender
(Bayer Leverkusen), Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Benedikt
Howedes (Schalke 04). Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Marcel
Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund).
Midfielders: Sven Bender (Borussia Dortmund), Julian Draxler
(Schalke 04), Mario Gotze (Borussia Dortmund), Ilkay Gundogan
(Borussia Dortmund), Sami Khedira (Real Madrid), Toni Kroos
(Bayern Munich), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Mesut Ozil
(Real Madrid), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Andre Schuerrle
Forwards: Miroslav Klose (Lazio).
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