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Germany coach Loew calls up Liverpool's Emre Can for European Championship qualifiers

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FRANKFURT, Germany — Germany coach Joachim Loew called up Liverpool midfielder on Friday for the upcoming European Championship qualifying matches against Poland and Scotland.

Can is now in line to earn his Germany debut against Poland next Friday in Frankfurt or against Scotland in Glasgow three days later.

"Can is a versatile player who has developed well at Liverpool," Loew said.

Can was listed as a defender in Loew's squad but usually plays in central midfield.

The World Cup champion recalled backup goalkeeper of Barcelona, Hoffenheim's striker and defender of Borussia Dortmund. , Benedikt Hoewedes, and Antonio Ruediger are out with injuries.

Germany is second in Group D, one point behind Poland and one point ahead of Scotland.

Loew also dropped backup goalkeeper , who was a member of the World Cup squad. Weidenfeller has also lost his place as starting goalkeeper for Borussia Dortmund and Loew has decided to go with younger goalkeepers.


Squad:

Goalkeepers: (Bayern Munich), (Barcelona), (Hannover).

Defenders: (Bayern Munich), (Liverpool), (Borussia Dortmund), (Cologne), (Borussia Dortmund), (Valencia), (Hoffenheim).

Midfielders: (Bayer Leverkusen), (Borussia Dortmund), (Bayer Leverkusen), (Real Madrid), Thomas Mueller (Bayern Munich), (Arsenal), (Galatasaray Istanbul), (Borussia Dortmund), Andre Schuerrle (Wolfsburg), (Manchester United).

Forwards: Mario Goetze (Bayern Munich), (Wolfsburg), (Hoffenheim).

PHOTO: Munich's Mario Goetze, left, and Thomas Mueller  argue with referee Tobias Stieler, right, during the Germany Soccer Bundesliga match between TSG Hoffenheim and Bayern Munich in Sinsheim, southern Germany, Saturday Aug. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Daniel Maurer)
Munich's Mario Goetze, left, and Thomas Mueller argue with referee Tobias Stieler, right, during the Germany Soccer Bundesliga match between TSG Hoffenheim and Bayern Munich in Sinsheim, southern Germany, Saturday Aug. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Daniel Maurer)

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