FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Germany midfielder Sami Khedira a doubt ahead of Czech Republic, Norway fixtures

Germany midfielder Sami Khedira is a doubt for their World Cup qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Norway, the team said on Wednesday.

Reuters August 30, 2017 18:54:55 IST
FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Germany midfielder Sami Khedira a doubt ahead of Czech Republic, Norway fixtures

Berlin: Germany midfielder Sami Khedira is a doubt for their World Cup qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Norway, the team said on Wednesday.

The 30-year-old missed the world champions’ morning training session and will undergo medical checks on Wednesday after complaining about pain in his knee.

FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers Germany midfielder Sami Khedira a doubt ahead of Czech Republic Norway fixtures

Germany's Sami Khedira plays for Juventus. Image Courtesy: Twitter @SamiKhedira

“We will have to wait until after the medical examinations later today,” a team spokesman said.

The Juventus player was not part of Germany's Confederations Cup-winning team in July, having been rested by coach Joachim Loew ahead of next year’s World Cup in Russia.

Loew is already without winger Serge Gnabry, who left the team hotel on Tuesday with an ankle injury.

Germany, who top Group C, take on the Czechs in Prague on Friday before hosting Norway in Stuttgart three days later.

They have a maximum 18 points from six games, five ahead of second-placed Northern Ireland and nine in front of the third-placed Czechs.

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