Sebastian Diesler is out through injury. Germany's midfield is too reliant on Ballack to make up the gap. It is high time to get Mehmet Scholl into the German team. He has been Bayern Munich's pillar in the midfield for over a decade now and just won an 8th Bundesliga title with the club.
Scholl was sidelined for the 1998 and 2002 World Cup due to injury and is still prone to ailments. But there is no reason for him not to go this time. A fan initiative named ”Mehmet for Germany” hopes to gather 100,000 signatures in support of Scholl's inclusion by mid-May. Please sign the petition.
Lets do this Germany: Even Lotthar Mattheus is calling for his selection. And apart from Scholl being one of contemporary Germany's creative and productive players, the name Mehmet has a nice ring to it.
Lukas, Sebastien, Michael, Jens, and Mehmet.