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Germany, Argentina Missing Key Players


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Tue, 08 Oct 2019 18:59 GMT

Ahead of the October 10th game between Germany and Argentina, the two sides' technical staff will be missing a host of top players.

Germany coach Joachim Loew has been forced to lose the services of most of his first-choice players.

Real Madrid's Key midfielders Toni Kross and Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan will miss the game due to injuries, while Dortmund captain Marco Reus is a major doubt.

Loew will make some changes in the teams' starting lineup as defender Robin Koch from Freiburg and midfielder Sebastian Rudy were called to replace the injured.

Loew's squad will witnesses the appearance of new faces with defenders Matthias Ginter, who is out with a shoulder injury, and Jonathan Tah, who has a cold, also missing.

Meanwhile, Angel Di Maria and Sergio Aguero have been left out of the Argentina squad while playmaker and captain Lionel Messi is suspended.

Messi, 32, is serving a three-month ban after accusing governing body CONMEBOL of "corruption" at the Copa America, where Argentina finished third.

Germany are scheduled to face Estonia at Euro 2020 qualifier on Sunday, so Loew will prepare the new faces for the game when they play Argentina.

German captain Manuel Neuer will start Argentina's friendly on the bench, but he will be included in the starting lineup for Sunday's Euro 2020 qualifier at Estonia.