Germany's preparations for South Africa 2010 will include friendlies against China and the UAE in 2009, team manager Oliver Bierhoff announced on Wednesday.

Germany, who lead their qualifying group for the FIFA World Cup™, will face China in Shanghai on 29 May, followed four days later by the UAE in Dubai.

Coach Joachim Low says he will use the two matches to conduct an extensive overview of his FIFA World Cup squad.

Germany head qualifying Group Four by four points from Wales and Russia after notching up their third win from four qualifiers against the Welsh in October.