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| On Oct 9, 2019 6:06 PM IST

Germany rule out ace midfielder while Messi undergoes suspension ahead of big clash


Germany’s main man in midfield, Toni Kroos has been sidelined due to an injury for the forthcoming international fixtures. Kroos sustained an injury in Real Madrid’s 4-2 victory over Granada over the weekend.

Germany will be taking on Argentina in what shall seem like a replay of the 2014 FIFA World Cup final.

Toni Kroos has featured in each and every game for Real Madrid so far, but now could also be in doubt for the EL Clasico on October 26.

Joachim Low has called upon Suat Seder as he’s yet to make his debut for the nation. However, Ilkay Gundogan is likely to get more game time in Kroos’ absence.

Germany’s upcoming fixtures

Germany vs Argentina- October 9 (International Friendly)

Estonia vs Germany- October 14 (EURO 2020 Qualifiers)

Germany vs Belarus- October 17  (EURO 2020 Qualifiers)

Germany vs Northern Ireland- October 20 (EURO 2020 Qualifiers)

Lionel Messi’s suspension

The Barcelona star-man will not have a part to play against Germany since he’s in the final month of his three-month suspension for Argentina.

Leo Messi was penalised by South America’s governing body CONMEBOL due to him accusing the officials of being biased and corrupt.

The 32-year-old was sent off against Chile after a clash with Gary Medel. The red card received made him make the comment which now keeps him on the sidelines for another month from international football.

Messi’s controversial statement post the Copa America clash 

“There is no doubt, the whole thing is set up for Brazil.

“I hope the VAR and referees don’t play any part in the final and that Peru can compete but it looks tough to me.

“I did not want to be part of this corruption, we shouldn’t have to be part of this disrespect we suffered during the Copa America.

“We could have gone further but we weren’t allowed into the final. Corruption, referees and all the rest stopped people from enjoying the football.


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Argentina’s International Fixtures 

Germany vs Argentina- October 9 (International Friendly)

Ecuador vs Argentina- October 13 (International Friendly)

Paraguay vs Argentina- October 18 (International Friendly)


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