Gomez, Khedira return to Germany squad for France clash

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:

Name Club
Rene Adler Hamburg
Manuel Neuer Bayern Munich
Jerome Boateng Bayern Munich
Benedikt Howedes Schalke
Mats Hummels Borussia Dortmund
Marcel Schmelzer Borussia Dortmund
Philipp Lahm Bayern Munich
Per Mertesacker Arsenal
Heiko Westermann Schalke
Lars Bender Bayer Leverkusen
Julian Draxler Schalke
Mario Gotze Borussia Dortmund
Ilkay Gundogan Borussia Dortmund
Bastian Schweinsteiger Bayern Munich
Sami Khedira Real Madrid
Toni Kroos Bayern Munich
Mesut Ozil Real Madrid
Lukas Podolski Arsenal
Mario Gomez Bayern Munich
Miroslav Klose Lazio
Thomas Muller Bayern Munich
Marco Reus Borussia Dortmund
Andre Schurrle Bayer Leverkusen

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