Niklas Süle and Florian Neuhaus have been named in the Germany squad to face Spain and Switzerland in the UEFA Nations League in September. - © imago images
Niklas Süle and Florian Neuhaus have been named in the Germany squad to face Spain and Switzerland in the UEFA Nations League in September. - © imago images
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Niklas Süle and Florian Neuhaus called up to Germany squad to face Spain and Switzerland

Joachim Löw has named a 22-man squad for Germany's UEFA Nations League games against Spain and Switzerland in September, which includes a return for Bayern Munich's Niklas Süle after his comeback from injury and a first call-up for Borussia Mönchengladbach's Florian Neuhaus.

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Löw had previously indicated that he would rest players who had featured heavily in the closing stages of this month's UEFA Champions League, so Bayern's treble winners Manuel Neuer, Joshua Kimmich, Serge Gnabry and Leon Goretzka have not been called upon.

Marcel Halstenberg and Lukas Klostermann, who reached the Champions League semi-finals with RB Leipzig, have also been given extra time to recover ahead of the new Bundesliga season which gets underway on 18 September.

Niklas Süle returned from injury to help Bayern Munich win the UEFA Champions League in August. - Frank Hoermann/ SVEN SIMON/SVEN SIMON/ Frank Hoermann/ Pool

"Neuhaus is a very game-intelligent player," said Germany head coach Löw at a press conference on Tuesday. "He's a player who's developed very well and deserves this call-up."

Atalanta's Robin Gosens joins Neuhaus in being rewarded for his strong performances in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals with a first ever call-up to the senior national team.

Germany open their Nations League campaign with a home game against Spain in Stuttgart on 3 September before travelling to face Switzerland in Basel on 6 September. The match in Stuttgart will be the first international outing Germany have made for 10 months – the longest break since the second World War.

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Full squad

Goalkeepers: Kevin Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt), Bernd Leno (Arsenal), Oliver Baumann (Hoffenheim)

Defenders: Thilo Kehrer (Paris Saint-Germain), Robin Gosens (Atalanta), Matthias Ginter (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Jonathan Tah (Bayer Leverkusen), Nico Schulz (Borussia Dortmund), Niklas Süle (Bayern Munich), Antonio Rüdiger (Chelsea), Robin Koch (Freiburg)

Midfielders: Florian Neuhaus (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Julian Draxler (Paris Saint-Germain), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Julian Brandt (Borussia Dortmund), Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen), Suat Serdar (Schalke), Ilkay Gündogan (Manchester City), Emre Can (Borussia Dortmund)

Forwards: Timo Werner (Chelsea), Luca Waldschmidt (Benfica), Leroy Sane (Bayern Munich)