Low frustrated by injury-ravaged Germany
Germany coach Joachim Low has revealed his frustration after seeing his squad decimated for Wednesday's friendly with England.
Low was on Sunday forced to call up David Odonkor and Gonzalo Castro for the Wembley trip after Miroslav Klose, Sami Khedira and Bastian Schweinsteiger joined an already lengthy list of unavailable players.
'It has been like this all week and I have had to make constant back-up plans,' said Low.
Just hours after naming his squad on Thursday, Low learned that Bayern Munich full-back Marcell Jansen and last season's Bundesliga top goalscorer Mario Gomez would not make it.
On Friday, he called up Christian Pander of Schalke to replace Bremen's Clemens Fritz.
Betis striker Odonkor returns to the national team for the first time since last November and Castro earns only his second selection.
Low is without his captain Michael Ballack as well as a long list of regular faces, which includes Bremen duo Torsten Frings and Tim Borowski and Bayern strikers Lukas Podolski and Jan Schlaudraff.