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Liverpool's Emre Can earns first call-up to German national team

Emre Can is called up to Joachim Low's German national side for the first time as they face Poland and Scotland in the Euro 2016 Qualifiers.

Liverpool's Emre Can has received his first call-up to the senior Germany squad after being included by Joachim Low for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifying matches against Poland and Scotland.

Can, who has been capped by Germany's Under-21 side, has featured in all three of Liverpool's league matches this season, while playing 33 times in all competitions during the 2014-15 season.

"Emre had a good development at Liverpool and is a versatile player. We like his presence on the pitch and his dynamism," Low said in a statement. "Now we want to get to know him a bit better."

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil and new Manchester United signing Bastian Schweinsteiger have also been included.

Germany squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Marc-André ter Stegen (Barcelona), Ron-Robert Zieler (Hannover)

Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Emre Can (Liverpool), Matthias Ginter and Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Jonas Hector (Köln), Shkodran Mustafi (Valencia), Sebastian Rudy (Hoffenheim)

Midfielders: Karim Bellarabi and Christoph Kramer (Bayer Leverkusen), Ilkay Gundogan and Marco Reus (Dortmund), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Lukas Podolski (Galatasaray), Andre Schurrle (Wolfsburg), Bastian Schweinsteiger ((Manchester United)

Forwards: Mario Gotze (Bayern Munich), Max Kruse (Wolfsburg), Kevin Volland (Hoffenheim)

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SKATEBOARDING
· Team GB starlet Sky Brown - aged just 13 - takes part in the women's park event and has a realistic chance of picking up a medal too. Bombette Martin is Britain's other representative, while hosts Japan are among the favourites for gold (1am)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain's women have more history in their sights heading into their semi-final against Netherlands - the team they beat in the 2016 gold medal match (2.30am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's 400m hurdles final on Tuesday will go down as one of the greatest Olympic races of all time, and the women will attempt to emulate that, with new world record holder Sydney McLaughlin of USA and Netherlands' Femke Bol the favourites for gold (3.30am)
· Nick Miller is Britain's representative in the men's hammer throw final (12.15pm)
· The men's 800m final could be a wide-open affair (1.05pm)
· A thrilling men's 200m final is in store as the likes of Andre de Grasse, Noah Lyles and 17-year-old sensation Erriyon Knighton bid to succeed Usain Bolt as Olympic champion (1.55pm)

SAILING
· After a medal-laden day on the water on Tuesday, Great Britain will be looking for more success, starting with Luke Patience and Chris Grube in the men's 470-class medal race (6.33am)
· Team GB also have medal hopes in the women's event, with defending champion Hannah Mills looking to retain her crown alongside new teammate Eilidh McIntyre (7.33am)

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· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Great Britain's Frazer Clarke faces Uzbekistan's Bakhodir Jalolov in the men's super heavyweight with a place in the gold medal bout up for grabs (7.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also guaranteed a medal, but will look to ensure that is either gold or silver as he takes on Cuba's Arlen Lopez in the light heavyweight final (7.35am)

CYCLING
· World records have been tumbling in the velodrome, and another could go in the men's team pursuit final as Italy - new world record holders themselves - face Denmark (10.06am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Three Brits have made into into the final of the men's jumping individual final, including fastest qualifier Ben Maher, who will bid to inherit compatriot Nick Skelton's Olympic crown (11am)

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