Frankfurt, Germany: Coach Joachim Loew has left Bastian Schweinsteiger out of Germany's squad for its friendly against Paraguay in Kaiserslautern and decided against any new call-ups.
Schweinsteiger and Bayern Munich teammate Mario Goetze need time to get back to full fitness, Loew said on Thursday. Another Bayern player, Toni Kroos, was left out of next Wednesday's game to be with his pregnant wife.
Bayern still has four players in the squad — captain Philipp Lahm, goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, Jerome Boateng and Thomas Mueller. Rival Borussia Dortmund has five: Mats Hummels, Marcel Schmelzer, Ilkay Gundogan, Sven Bender and Marco Reus.