Low tries out keeping options
Low today named his 23-man squad for the friendly in Leverkusen against the FIFA World Cup™ hosts and for the qualifier in Hanover and confirmed that the two goalkeepers would play in the venues of their home clubs.
Werder Bremen goalkeeper Tim Wiese and Schalke's Manuel Neuer have been earmarked to keep goal in Germany's next two friendly matches against Chile in Cologne on 14 November and Egypt in Gelsenkirchen four days later.
Neuer is also part of the latest 23-man squad named by Low in case of an injury to either Adler and Enke wrecks his plans, but Low insists no decision has yet been taken as to which of the four goalkeepers is his current No1 choice.
"We will make our minds up as to who keeps goal for the two decisive World Cup qualifiers against Russia and Finland in October nearer the time," he said.
Low has also called up Marko Marin and Andreas Beck for the first time since the summer trip to Asia while Simon Rolfes and Lukas Podolski also return after missing the trip to Azerbaijan earlier this month due to injury.
"We had left Beck and Marin out of the trip to Azerbaijan in agreement with the players so that they could train hard with their clubs," explained Low.
"Now we are delighted to have them back with us. They are two young players who, together with under-21 European champions Sami Khedira and Mesut Ozil, we want to integrate into our squad for the World Cup."
Low has picked a larger squad than usual to enable him to make the most of the extended break for internationals. The Germany coach got to see his players for only two days before the 2-0 win in Azerbaijan and is looking forward to working on a few more things this time.
"It is the first time in almost a year that I get the team together for ten days," he said. "That means that we can plan to spread our training over a longer period of time, which is important to us. Therefore, I am convinced that we will play a lot better in Leverkusen and Hanover than we have in our last games."