Low calls on Fathi
By Chris Ives
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Hertha Berlin defender Malik Fathi has been called into the German squad to face Sweden.
Hertha Berlin defender Malik Fathi has been called into the German squad to face Sweden on Wednesday.
New Germany boss Joachim Low nominated the 22-year-old on Monday after defensive stalwarts Per Mertesacker and Christoph Metzelder were forced to withdraw for the game in Gelsenkirchen through injury.
Fathi, who has made a total of 71 Bundesliga appearances for the capital city outfit, won 18 caps for Germany's Under-21 team, but has yet to play a full international.
"He has shown continually good performances in both the Bundesliga and for the U21s," Low commented.