Germany coach Joachim Low has recalled Lukas Podolski, Arne Friedrich, Marcell Jansen and Robert Enke for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Liechtenstein and Wales.
Podolski, who impressed for Germany at Euro 2008, returns to the international set-up after missing last month’s against Norway due to injury.
Low is delighted to see Podolski back in form again at his club Bayern Munich.
“It is very pleasing to see Lukas playing a big role again at FC Bayern,” he said.
“Independent of that, we would have invited him for both these international games anyway because we have always said that Lukas is a valuable striker for us when he is in a full training routine.
“We have a lot of faith in him.”
After facing Liechtenstein at Leipzig’s Zentralstadion, Germany travel to Cardiff, where they face Wales on April 1.
Rene Adler (Bayer Leverkusen), Robert Enke (Hannover), Tim Wiese (Werder Bremen); Arne Friedrich (Hertha Berlin), Per Mertesacker (Werder Bremen), Serdar Tasci (Stuttgart), Heiko Westermann (Schalke), Marcel Schafer (Wolfsburg), Andreas Hinkel (Celtic), Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich), Andreas Beck (Hoffenheim); Michael Ballack (Chelsea), Torsten Frings (Werder Bremen), Marcell Jansen (Hamburg), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich), Piotr Trochowski (Hamburg), Simon Rolfes (Bayer Leverkusen), Thomas Hitzlsperger (Stuttgart), Marko Marin (Borussia Monchengladbach); Lukas Podolski (Bayern Munich), Mario Gomez (Stuttgart), Patrick Helmes (Bayer Leverkusen), Stefan Kiessling (Bayer Leverkusen).
Arsenal beat Hull and will now meet Chelsea in an all-London FA Cup semi-final at Wembley, while Man Utd will take on Everton in the other.