Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos is out of the national team’s three World Cup qualifiers. As the DFB announced on Tuesday, the adductor problems of the 2014 world champion in Düsseldorf have “turned out to be so serious” that they make it impossible to use.
“Our medical department has examined and treated Toni intensively. He would have liked to stay with us, and I am reluctant to do without him,” said national coach Joachim Löw: “With a view to the EM tournament in the summer, we decided that the full recovery from this injury must be a priority. “
At the start of the qualification on Thursday (8.45 p.m.) against Iceland, Löw also has to do without defenders Niklas Süle (Bayern Munich) and Robin Gosens (Atalanta Bergamo) in Duisburg. Süle is not available due to a thigh strain, Gosens has muscular problems. Both players stay with the team.
Joshua Kimmich, on the other hand, can play. The Munich midfielder has now arrived at the team hotel after having caught a cold.