Injured Mesut Ozil will miss Germany's last warm-up match against Saudi Arabia

Injured Mesut Ozil will miss Germany's last warm-up match against Saudi Arabia

Injured Mesut Ozil will miss Germany's last warm-up match against Saudi Arabia

Germany have announced that Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil will miss Friday's friendly meeting with Saudi Arabia because of a knee injury.

The 29-year-old, who picked up the injury in Saturday's shock 2-1 defeat by Austria, has not taken part in full training over the last four days at Germany's training camp in Eppan, north Italy. He has won 90 caps for his national team and has scored 23 goals.

The playmaker has missed the last four days of training with a knee injury and Joachim Low admitted he was anxious about the German's fitness ahead of their first game on June 17th.

Arsenal star has less than two weeks to prove his fitness to Germany manager Joachim Low ahead of Germany's Group F opener against Mexico on June 17.

Low is set to name a strong line-up for the clash against the Green Falcons in Leverkusen, with Julian Draxler expected to come in for Ozil, while Mats Hummels, Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller will return to the fold.

Germany have a huge amount of expectation on them heading into the tournament in Russian Federation.

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"We assume that Jerome is now 100 per cent fit but a final decision has not been taken", Bierhoff said.

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"I can't explain that". And looking at his posts on social media, I get the impression he learned from it.

Meanwhile, Miroslav Klose, who trains Germany's attacking players, revealed he was part of the decision to axe Leroy Sane from the squad. Sane was at a bigger club, with bigger expectations, with better players.

Germany are one of the favourites heading into the tournament in Russian Federation and Low's men are in a group of Mexico, Sweden and South Korea. Sweden and South Korea are the other teams in the group.

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