Posted: Monday October 8, 2012 10:08 AM

Germany coach Loew calls up Westermann

Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -Germany coach Joachim Loew has called up Hamburger SV captain Heiko Westermann to replace injured central defender Mats Hummels for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Ireland and Sweden.

Hummels sustained a bruised right foot in Borussia Dortmund's 1-1 draw at Hannover in the Bundesliga on Sunday and won't be able to practice for two weeks.

Loew also will be missing midfielders Lars Bender of Bayer Leverkusen and Ilkay Guendogan of Dortmund. The coach did not call up any replacements for the two.

Bayern Munich midfielder Thomas Mueller has a cut in his face, while captain Philipp Lahm is suspended for Friday's match in Ireland.

Germany plays Sweden next week in Berlin.
Hot Topics: Washington Wizards Albert Pujols Mock NFL Draft Drake Russell Allen Toronto Raptors
TM & © 2014 Time Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms under which this service is provided to you. Read our privacy guidelines, your California privacy rights, and ad choices.
SI CoverRead All ArticlesBuy Cover Reprint