Boro's Huth handed Germany recall

Last updated at 14:07 20 March 2008

Robert Huth has been named in the Germany squad to face Switzerland in an

international friendly in Basle next Wednesday.

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The Middlesbrough defender, who has 17 international caps, has not played for

his country since the World Cup win over Ecuador in June 2006.

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But national coach Joachim Low has been impressed with the 23-year-old's recent


"Robert has been playing in the Premier League again after some long-term

injury problems and has impressed me with his usual strength," he said.

"Therefore, he has earned another chance."

Low has practically ended the chances of Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Rene Adler

and Schalke stopper Manuel Neuer making the squad for Euro 2008 by naming

Arsenal's Jens Lehmann, Timo Hildebrand and Robert Enke in his 21-man squad.

Chelsea's Michael Ballack is the only other British-based player in the squad,

which also includes former Aston Villa midfielder Thomas Hitlszperger, now at


After the clash with Switzerland, Germany have games against Belarus and Serbia

before they face Poland in their first game of Euro 2008 on June 8.

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