Joachim Loew told the Bayern Munich trio before he names the squad for the friendly against Serbia and the Euro 2020 qualifier.
Jerome Boateng was one of the few German players to speak up for Ozil after his retirement.
Bayern Munich centre-back Jerome Boateng could join Paris Saint-Germain providing the price is right, the German giants' chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge suggested.
Now Germany has three points in Group F alongside Sweden behind front-running Mexico on six, even as the people who saw it play Sweden will carry home memories soccer fans so seldom have.
Germany coach Joachim Loew said he wanted to increase the prospects of young players, as die Manschafft's opening 2018 World Cup qualifier match against Norway in Oslo on September 4
Manuel Neuer has worn the captain's armband in a total of 14 internationals, and had also led Germany in five matches of Euro 2016
Julian Brandt, Niklas Suele and Max Mayer have been included in the squad for the friendly against Finland in Moenchengladbach, which will be Schweinsteiger's 121st -- and final -- appearance for die Mannschaft
Germany, who beat Slovakia 3-0 in the Round of 16, will face either reigning European champions Spain or old rivals Italy in Bordeaux in the last eight next weekend
Jerome Boateng, Mario Gomez and Julian Draxler helped world champions Germany defeat Slovakia in the Round of 16 encounter in Lille
Germany defeated Slovakia 3-0 to advance to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016, where they'll now face either Spain or Italy
Germany defender Jerome Boateng caused a stir on Wednesday by admitting his wife and five-year-old twins will not be in France to watch him play in the Euro 2016 because of terror fears
The 2016 Euro tournament, which will feature a whopping 24 teams in the competition, is all set to begin on Friday amidst huge security fears.
Slovakia, who will make their European championships debut in Group B alongside Wales, England and Russia next month, deserved their win in Augsburg as Germany coach Joachim Loew blooded a youthful quartet
FC Barcelona, who have not tasted defeat in 32 matches, will be aiming to extend their dominance in their Champions League clash against Arsenal.
Bayern Munich expect defender Serdar Tasci to be out for the next two or three days and it is unclear whether he will be fit for the Bundesliga leaders' next match against Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.
Kevin-Prince Boateng was kicked out of the squad 10 days ago following their shock 2-0 league defeat at Cologne.
Germany defender Jerome Boateng, who has a contract with Bayern Munich until June 2018, had turned down an offer to join Barcelona before the start of the current season.