Gomez, Reus called up for Germany matches

Mario Gomez and Marco Reus, who both missed Germany`s World Cup-winning campaign through injury, have returned to the squad for next month`s friendly against Argentina and a Euro 2016 qualifier at home to Scotland.

Reuters| Updated: Aug 29, 2014, 15:27 PM IST
Gomez, Reus called up for Germany matches

Berlin: Mario Gomez and Marco Reus, who both missed Germany`s World Cup-winning campaign through injury, have returned to the squad for next month`s friendly against Argentina and a Euro 2016 qualifier at home to Scotland.

"(Coach) Joachim Loew nominates Mario Gomez and Marco Reus," for their Sept. 3 game against the World Cup finalists and their game against Scotland four days later, the team said on Twitter. The full squad will be announced later on Friday.

Fiorentina striker Gomez, who won his most recent of 59 caps in August 2013, was ruled out of the World Cup after an injury-ravaged season in Italy despite a late bid to prove his fitness ahead of the June-July tournament.

Gomez, who was second choice for years behind Miroslav Klose, can expect to move up the pecking order with his team mate now retired from international football.

Borussia Dortmund`s Reus also missed the World Cup after the attacking midfielder picked up an ankle injury in Germany`s final warm-up game in June.