Germany free big names
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Joachim Low has rejigged the German squad ahead of next week's friendly with Denmark.
German coach Joachim Low has decided to rejig his squad ahead of next week's friendly with Denmark.
Germany are three points clear at the top of Group D after a 2-1 victory over Czech Republic on Saturday, and are well on course for Euro 2008 qualification.
Low has now decided to release eight of his original squad and has called-up four new faces as he looks set to experiment against the Danes.
Leading lights Michael Ballack, Jens Lehmann, Philipp Lahm, Lukas Podolski, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Torsten Frings, Per Mertesacker and Bernd Schneider have all been excused midweek duty.
Clemens Fritz, Alexander Madlung, Christian Schulz and Paul Freier will bolster Low's options and will join up with the remainder of the squad on Monday.