Hamann back in German squad
By Chris Ives
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Dietmar Hamann has been included in Germany's squad to face Holland.Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann has been included in Germany's squad to face Holland next week.
The 31-year-old has yet to play an international under Jurgen Klinsmann after missing the Confederations Cup through injury but now looks likely to start in midfield in Rotterdam on August 17.
Ç£I hope that there are no accidents and Didi will be fit to play this time,Ç¥ Klinsmann said on Wednesday.
Ç£He is a player with a real personality. He has overcome injury to prove himself at Liverpool over the last few months and played a major role in them winning the Champions League."
Klinsmann has also included the experienced Borussia Dortmund defender Christian Worns and Borussia Monchengladbach striker Oliver Neuville in his 19-man squad, whilst deciding to rest youngsters Lukas Podolski and Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Ç£Both are not in optimal physical condition after their very short pre-season and need to concentrate on their training,Ç¥ Klinsmann commented.
Germany squad: Oliver Kahn (Bayern Munich), Timo Hildebrand (Stuttgart), Arne Friedrich (Hertha Berlin), Andreas Hinkel (Stuttgart), Thomas Hitzlsperger (Stuttgart), Robert Huth (Chelsea), Per Mertesacker (Hannover), Christian Worns (Dortmund), Michael Ballack (Bayern Munich), Tim Borowski (Bremen), Sebastian Deisler (Bayern Munich), Fabian Ernst (Schalke), Tortsen Frings (Bremen), Dietmar Hamann (Liverpool), Bernd Schneider (Leverkusen), Gerald Asamoah (Schalke), Miroslav Klose (Bremen), Kevin Kuranyi (Schalke), Oliver Neuville (Monchengladbach)