After the cancellation of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Sven Bender, Joachim Low has for the first time appointed Benedikt Howedes of Schalke 04 in the squad of the German national team.
Frankfurt/Main (SID) - after the cancellations of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Sven Bender has national coach Joachim Low for the first time Benedikt Howedes of the Cup winner Schalke 04 in the squad of the German national football team appointed. The Defender will make his German debut thus expected to in a benefit match against Uruguay in Sinsheim on Sunday (20.00 clock/ZDF). Then the Schalke Howedes with the World Cup third parties also to the European Championship qualifiers in Austria travels on 3 June (20.30 / ARD) and four days later in Azerbaijan (19: 00 CEST/ARD). "We had internally agreed that we are once again discussing today the current situation in our coaching team." Benedict is one of the younger players that we observe for a long time. "He is very versatile in the defensive, and that is why we have invited him in the short term," Loew said.
Howedes, which after the DFB Cup victory with Schalke wanted to spend several days at home and go on vacation next week, said Thursday: "When the national coach for me on the phone reported, I was totally surprised." I had really no longer counted with this invitation. I am huge pleased. "I have cancelled my holiday immediately."