Germany coach Joachim Low claims Bastian Schweinsteiger "owes" the team when they take on Portugal in their Euro 2008 quarter-final on Thursday.

The Bayern Munich midfielder missed the 1-0 win over Austria through suspension after his sending off against Croatia.

But Low, who was himself sent from the touchline during the game against the co-hosts, revealed he plans to play Schweinsteiger from the start against the Portuguese and expects a response from the player. Low said: "He owes all of us.

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