Germany internationals Philipp Lahm and Lukas Podolski have given their backing to out-of-form compatriot Mesut Ozil
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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.
This is a picture of the flash Adidas kit Germany will wear at next summer's World Cup finals in Brazil. It's quite a departure from their typically sober all-white home shirt. What do you think of it? Tweet us @itvfootball