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Tah earns Euro call to replace injured Ruediger

sports Updated: Jun 09, 2016 10:34 IST

EVIAN, FRANCE: Defender Jonathan Tah was called up for Germany in place of injured Antonio Ruediger on Wednesday, two days before the start of Euro 2016, with coach Joachim Loew keeping his sights on the title despite the mounting injury woes. Loew has turned to the 20-year-old Bayer Leverkusen player after he enjoyed a good Bundesliga season. “I wanted a one-on-one replacement for Ruediger, someone who can play a centre-back role,” Loew said, praising Tah’s individual fitness regime of the past three weeks despite not being called up in the preliminary squad last month.

First Published: Jun 09, 2016 10:34 IST