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U.S. international Bobby Wood's qualities never in doubt - Hannover coach

Hannover coach Andre Breitenreiter said he always believed in Bobby Wood's qualities after the United States forward scored twice in a 3-1 win over Stuttgart on Saturday.

Wood, 25, headed home twice to score his first goals for the club and lift them off the bottom of the table.

Having joined Hannover on loan from relegated Hamburg in the summer, Wood has needed time to settle.

"It wasn't the easiest situation for Bobby at Hamburg, as for all who were there," Breitenreiter said. "In spite of that,...

U.S. international Bobby Wood may miss Hannover game after call-up

Hannover's Bobby Wood during a preseason game against PEC Zwolle.
Hannover's Bobby Wood has been called up by the United States for two friendlies.

United States international Bobby Wood could miss Hannover's game against RB Leipzig on Sept. 15 as he returns from national team duty.

Wood, 25, has won 39 caps and was selected last week by interim manager Dave Sarachan for friendlies against Brazil on Friday and Mexico on Sept. 11.

However, Hannover is not unhappy with the arrangement as it wants him to work on his match fitness.

"We'll see in which shape he'll return," Hannover coach Andre Breitenreiter told Bild. "I won't rule out that he makes...