Veteran striker Fredi Bobic has been called up to the Germany squad for tomorrow’s friendly against the Netherlands, following the withdrawal of Carsten Jancker.

The 31-year-old Hannover 96 striker, who last played for the Nationalmannschaft in February 1998 musthave though his international career over when he was initially overlooked for this week’s friendly.

However, with Carsten Ramelow and Carsten Jancker pulling through injury, Germany coach Rudi Voller has callled up Bobic along with Bayer 04 Leverkusen midfield player Hanno Balitsch.

Bobic has been in excellent form this season, scoring eight goals in the Bundlesliga.