Germany’s Toni Kroos to miss World Cup qualifying against Kazakhstan

Germany will be without twins Lars and Sven Bender as well as Bayern Munich’s Toni Kroos for their World Cup qualifying double header with Kazakhstan on March 22 and 26, the German Football Federation (DFB) said on Monday.

Lars Bender of Bayer Leverkussen has an inflamed ankle while brother Sven of Borussia Dortmund has the flu, and Kroos has knee trouble.

The squad are set to fly from Frankfurt on Thursday for Astana.

Joachim Loew’s side currently sit atop Group C with 10 points, three ahead of Sweden and four ahead of Ireland.

Read more :
  • Japan to complain over lasers at match vs Jordan
    Japan's footballing chiefs are to lodge a formal complaint with the sport's governing body after lasers were shone in players' faces during the team's 2-1 loss to Jordan, a report said on W...
  • John Isner wants Serena Williams partnership
    American tennis star John Isner has targeted a mixed doubles partnership with Serena Williams at the London Olympics. The 26-year old, who replaced Mardy Fish as the American number one af...
  • Cooper race announces winners
    The 3rd Annual Mini-Cooper Racing Event was held recently at the Batangas Racing Circuit. This year’s race, “Petronas Philippines Motorsports championships – Philminiracers Classic Mini Rac...
  • Neville brothers to coach England under-21s
    Phil Neville has joined brother Gary in taking up a coaching role with England after being named in the backroom staff of the country's under-21 side for this summer's European Championship...
  • 2014 World Cup Qualifying: Pedro strikes as Spain beat France
    World champions Spain retook control of 2014 World Cup qualifying Group I on Tuesday with a 1-0 win over France, Pedro Rodriguez scoring the only goal of the game in the second half at the ...
  • Mohun Bagan keen to maintain winning run
    Relegation-wary Mohun Bagan would look to extend their winning run when they face Shillong Lajong FC in round 22 of I-League fixture at the Kalyani Stadium on Thursday. The match may not h...
  • Castro passes Tiger’s test to lead National
    Roberto Castro AFP PHOTO BETHESDA, Maryland: Tiger Woods wanted his PGA event to play like a tough US Open-style test and the world number one got his wish in Thursday’s (Friday in Manila)...
  • Harbaugh brothers make Super Bowl party a family affair
    FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts - John and Jim Harbaugh will turn a family reunion into a war of attrition in New Orleans early next month when they become the first coaching brothers to oppose e...