England manager Gareth Southgate speaks during the squad announcement at St George's Park, Burton, England, Thursday, March 16, 2017. (Simon Cooper/PA via AP)
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Loew is set to give a debut to forward Timo Werner, 21, a rising star in German football, while goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer has been ruled out with a calf injury.Southgate is particularly light in the forward department in the 2017 vintage, missing the injured Harry Kane and Daniel Sturridge and dropping skipper Wayne Rooney.In his young squad he included for the first time James Ward-Prowse, captain of England's under-21 team, along with 23-year-old Southampton team-mate Nathan Redmond. Southgate also recalled striker Jermain Defoe, returning to the squad at 34 .When England and Germany last met, a year ago, Germany raced into a 2-0 lead with goals by Toni Kroos and Mario Gomez.The friendly will see forward Lukas Podolski, who retired from international football last year, make his 130th and final appearance for Germany.
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