Bordeaux, July 3: Germany’s football team received a big blow ahead of the European 2016 semifils as central defender Mats Hummels remained suspended after seeing two yellow cards, while midfielder Sami Khedira and striker Mario Gomez could also miss through injury.
Bayern Munich player Hummels was booked late in regulation time.
For Hummels, it marked his second yellow of the tourment, ruling him out of Thursday’s meeting with either France or Iceland.
“The second yellow card is hurting, to be suspended because of those two situations. But my body can rest two or three more days,” Hummels was quoted as saying by goal.com after his team’s historic win over Italy.
Germany head coach Joachim Loew was uble to predict whether or not Khedira or Gomez would be available for his side’s Euro semi-fil match.
“Sami — it’s not too positive to have to bring him off after 15 minutes in such a game, he had a problem with his hamstring. I don’t know if he will heal before Thursday,” Loew said.
“Gomez has a problem as well but I don’t know much about that,” the coach added.
While not writing off Iceland, Low expected to face hosts France in Marseille on Thursday. France battle Iceland on Sunday in the last quarter-fils match. IANS