Also back from injury are Matthias Ginter, Leon Goretzka, Jonas Hector and Nico Schulz. Germany is second in Group C. It plays Belarus on Nov. 16 and third-place Northern Ireland three days later. Avoiding defeat against Northern Ireland should be enough for Germany to take one of the two qualifying spots.
Emre Can was also selected even though he is suspended for the Belarus game because of a red card against Estonia.
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