Germany makes changes in lineup to face Greece

Germany coach Joachim Loew has dropped his three main forwards,

including leading striker Mario Gomez, for Friday’s European

Championship quarterfinal against Greece.

Gomez, who scored three goals in Germany’s first two matches,

makes way for veteran Miroslav Klose. Loew also dropped Lukas

Podolski and Thomas Mueller, giving Andre Schuerrle and Marco Reus

their first starts at the tournament.

A fourth change sees Jerome Boateng return as right back after

serving a one-match suspension, with Lars Bender returning to the

bench.