The influential midfielder returns to the national team after missing the previous game as the team aims to add six more points to its World Cup qualification tally.Joachim Low has named Bastian Schweinsteiger and Sven Bender among his 23-man party for Germany's upcoming 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Kazakhstan.
The Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund midfielders missed the Nationalelf's friendly against France last month due to injury, but have both shaken off their recent physical problems.
However, Low will have to make do without the services of the injured Mats Hummels and Holger Badstuber in defense, while Lazio striker Miroslav Klose is unavailable as well.
"I expect us to win both games versus Kazakhstan," Low commented at a press conference. "Kazakhstan choose for a physical approach and they are a good defensive unit. They will do whatever they can to break our rhythm. I'm counting on six points, though."
Germany will travel to Kazakhstan on March 22, before hosting the same opponent four days later.
|Manuel Neuer||Bayern Munich|
|Jerome Boateng||Bayern Munich|
|Marcel Schmelzer||Borussia Dortmund|
|Philipp Lahm||Bayern Munich|
|Lars Bender||Bayer Leverkusen|
|Sven Bender||Borussia Dortmund|
|Mario Gotze||Borussia Dortmund|
|Ilkay Gundogan||Borussia Dortmund|
|Bastian Schweinsteiger||Bayern Munich|
|Sami Khedira||Real Madrid|
|Toni Kroos||Bayern Munich|
|Mesut Ozil||Real Madrid|
|Mario Gomez||Bayern Munich|
|Thomas Muller||Bayern Munich|
|Marco Reus||Borussia Dortmund|
|Andre Schurrle||Bayer Leverkusen|