The Euro 2012 semifinalists take on Didier Deschamps' France next week, and Joachim Low has named a strong squad for the international friendly.Joachim Low has recalled Mario Gomez and Sami Khedira for Germany's friendly match with France on Feb. 6.
The Bayern Munich striker and Real Madrid midfielder missed Germany's scoreless draw against Netherlands back in November 2012 due to injury, but have returned to full match fitness again and are among the 23 players called upon by Low.
Schalke midfielder Roman Neustadter has been dropped from the team that took on the Oranje three months ago, while Bayern Munich defender Holger Badstuber remains unavailable due to injury.
Bayer Leverkusen attacker and Bundesliga leading scorer Stefan Kiessling was expected to get a call-up for the match against Les Bleus following his fine performances this season, but he misses out. New Tottenham Hotspur signing Lewis Holtby has not been included either.
The France friendly is an opportunity for Lazio striker Miroslav Klose to equal Gerd Muller as Germany's all-time top scorer. The 34-year-old has netted 67 times so far, and is only one goal short of the 1974 World Cup winner's mark.
Here is the Germany squad to face France in full:
|Manuel Neuer||Bayern Munich|
|Jerome Boateng||Bayern Munich|
|Mats Hummels||Borussia Dortmund|
|Marcel Schmelzer||Borussia Dortmund|
|Philipp Lahm||Bayern Munich|
|Lars Bender||Bayer Leverkusen|
|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|