Euro 2012: Germany make changes in lineup to face Greece

Updated: 22 June 2012 23:41 IST

Germany coach Joachim Loew has dropped his three main forwards, including leading striker Mario Gomez, for Friday's European Championship quarterfinal against Greece.

Euro 2012: Germany make changes in lineup to face Greece
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Gdansk, Poland:

Germany coach Joachim Loew has dropped his three main forwards, including leading striker Mario Gomez, for Friday's European Championship quarterfinal against Greece.

Gomez, who scored three goals in Germany's first two matches, makes way for veteran Miroslav Klose. Loew also dropped Lukas Podolski and Thomas Mueller, giving Andre Schuerrle and Marco Reus their first starts at the tournament.

A fourth change sees Jerome Boateng return as right back after serving a one-match suspension, with Lars Bender returning to the bench.

Germany: Manuel Neuer, Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels, Holger Badstuber, Phillipp Lahm, Sami Khedira, Bastian Schweinstiger, Mesut Ozil, Andre Schurrle, Marco Reus, Miroslav Klose.

Greece: Michalis Sifakis, Giannis Maniatis, Kyriakos Papadopoulos, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Vasilis Torosidis, Giorgos Tzavellas, Konstantinos Katsouranis, Grigoris Makos, Sotiris Ninis, Dimitrios Salpingidis, Georgios Samaras.

Topics : Jerome Boateng Lukas Podolski Borussia Dortmund Eintracht Braunschweig Football Euro 2012 Miroslav Klose Mario Gomez Greece Germany Tennis Alou Diarra Lech Poznan
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