06.11.2015 17:48 h

Gomez returns for Germany as Trapp, Sane get first call

Veteran striker Mario Gomez, who missed Germany's triumphant World Cup campaign last year with a knee injury, was on Friday recalled for forthcoming friendlies against France and the Netherlands.

Coach Joachim Loew also summoned goalkeeper Kevin Trapp and 19-year-old Schalke striker Leroy Sane for the first time for the games in Paris on November 13 and at Hanover four days later.

Gomez, 30, has been absent from the squad for almost a year but has been handed a second lease of life after impressing with Turkish side Besiktas.

Trapp, 25, who plays his club football with Paris Saint-Germain in France gets a chance to press home his case to be understudy to first choice Manuel Neuer.

Loew has rested Mesut Ozil and Toni Kroos while capitain Bastian Schweinsteiger and Sami Khedira return from injury.

Germany squad:

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Bernd Leno (Leverkusen), Kevin Trapp (Paris SG/FRA), Ron-Robert Zieler (Hanover)

Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Emre Can (Liverpool/ENG), Matthias Ginter (Dortmund), Jonas Hector (Cologne), Mats Hummels (Dortmund), Shkodran Mustafi (Valencia/ESP), Antonio Rudiger (AS Roma/ITA), Sebastian Rudy (Hoffenheim)

Midfielders: Karim Bellarabi (Leverkusen), Julian Draxler (Wolfsburg), Ilkay Gundogan (Dortmund), Sami Khedira (Juventus/ITA), Christoph Kramer (Leverkusen), Max Kruse (Wolfsburg), Thomas Mueller (Bayern Munich), Leroy Sane (Schalke), Andre Schuerrle (Wolfsburg), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Man Utd/ENG)

Attackers: Mario Gomez (Besiktas/TUR), Kevin Volland (Hoffenheim), Lukas Podolski (Galatasaray/TUR)