Joachim Low has decided to abstain from voting in the Ballon d'Or, the German Football Association (DFB) has announced
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Real Madrid and Germany star Sami Khedira has been ruled out for six months with a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, the German Football Association has confirmed.
– Germany manager Joachim Löw
This is a bitter blow for Sami and all of us. He is on and off the field a great fighter and personality
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Roman Weidenfeller has earned his first Germany call-up with coach Joachim Low naming him in his squad for the upcoming international friendlies against Italy and England.
The Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper, consistently rated as one of the best in the Bundesliga, last pulled on a Germany jersey at Under-21 level but has never received a senior cap.
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Germany coach Joachim Low has extended his contract until 2016 with general manager Oliver Bierhoff and goalkeeper coach Andreas Kopke also committing to new two-year deals.
The extensions were announced on Friday, just a week after Germany booked their place at next summer's World Cup finals.
England will play Chile and Germany at Wembley next month as they begin their World Cup preparations.
The Germany game will take place on Tuesday, November 19.
Four days earlier, on Friday, November 15, Chile will provide the non-European opposition Hodgson had been hoping for.