UEFA World Cup qualifying

Germany adds Bastian Schweinsteiger

October 5, 2012
By ESPN.com news services
Bastian Schweinsteiger was included Friday in the Germany squad to face the Republic of Ireland and Sweden in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

The Bayern Munich midfielder was left out of Germany's past two fixtures against the Faroe Islands and Austria last month because of a minor injury, but national team coach Joachim Low has been convinced by his return to action in the Bundesliga with three goals in recent games.

"We did not choose him last time for a reason and that ...

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