Middlesbrough's Robert Huth has been named in the Germany squad to face Switzerland in an international friendly in Basle next Wednesday.

The Boro defender, who has 17 international caps, has not played for his country since the World Cup win over Ecuador in June 2006.

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

"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."