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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 Emre Can 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 Marc-Andre ter Stegen of Barcelona, Hoffenheim's striker Kevin Volland and defender Matthias Ginter of Borussia Dortmund. Sami Khedira, Benedikt Hoewedes, Erik Durm and Antonio Ruediger are out with injuries.

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)

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

Loew also dropped backup goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller, 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: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona), Ron-Robert Zieler (Hannover).

Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Emre Can (Liverpool), Matthias Ginter (Borussia Dortmund), Jonas Hector (Cologne), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Shkodran Mustafi (Valencia), Sebastian Rudy (Hoffenheim).

Midfielders: Karim Bellarabi (Bayer Leverkusen), Ilkay Gundogan (Borussia Dortmund), Christoph Kramer (Bayer Leverkusen), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Thomas Mueller (Bayern Munich), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Lukas Podolski(Galatasaray Istanbul), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Andre Schuerrle (Wolfsburg), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Manchester United).

Forwards: Mario Goetze (Bayern Munich), Max Kruse (Wolfsburg), Kevin Volland (Hoffenheim).

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