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Kroos out of Germany squad for European qualifiers

Associated Press Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 13:54 Last update: about 2 months ago

Germany will be without Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos for its upcoming European Championship qualifiers against Belarus and Estonia.

Germany coach Joachim Loew left both of his Spain-based players - Kroos and Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen - out of his squad for the games in Minsk on June 8 and in Mainz three days later. Kroos has a muscular problem and ter Stegen has a knee injury.

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was named captain despite missing the last few weeks for Bayern Munich with a calf injury. Bernd Leno will replace the injured ter Stegen, while Julian Draxler and Jonas Hector also return.

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There was no place for Borussia Dortmund forward Mario Götze despite his return to form.

 

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Bernd Leno (Arsenal), Kevin Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt)

Defenders: Matthias Ginter (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Marcel Halstenberg (Leipzig), Lukas Klostermann (Leipzig), Jonas Hector (Cologne), Thilo Kehrer (Paris Saint-Germain), Nico Schulz (Borussia Dortmund), Niklas Stark (Hertha Berlin), Niklas Süle (Bayern Munich), Jonathan Tah (Bayer Leverkusen)

Midfielders: Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen), Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen), Julian Draxler (Paris Saint-Germain), Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Ilkay Gündogan, (Manchester City), Leroy Sané (Manchester City)

Forwards: Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich), Timo Werner (Leipzig)

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