Low happy to test Germany fringe players against England

Germany coach Joachim Low is looking forward to seeing his fringe players in action against England tonight.

Germany coach Joachim Low is looking forward to seeing his fringe players in action against England tonight.

Low will give an international debut to Borussia Dortmund's 33-year-old goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller at Wembley on Tuesday, with Arsenal's Per Mertesacker a definite starter.

He said: "It's certainly an extraordinary match: Wembley is a mythical place, so we're raring to go.

"What better test for these upcoming players than to go out in front of that partisan 80,000 crowd cheering their own team on.

"I need to experiment a bit and send a few players home who are already established.

"It is a deliberate acid test, not a "B team", and this is certainly no lack of respect to our hosts.

"In 2008 in Berlin, England played a team without Rooney, Lampard and Gerrard and beat us 2-1."

 
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