Soccer-Loew picks strong Germany squad for Paraguay friendly (Reuters)

* No surprises in squad * Schweinsteiger, Goetze still not fit (Updates with more quotes, details) BERLIN, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Germany will kick off their international season with an almost full-strength squad for Wednesday’s friendly against Paraguay as they prepare to book their spot for next year’s World Cup in Brazil, coach Joachim Loew said on Thursday. “We go into this season with a lot of hope. The World Cup is right in front of us and this is the last stretch,” Loew told a news conference. “The Paraguay game is not a warm-up exercise but a serious test against a South American team. …

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