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Traesch out, players drop like nine pins

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With the news that Christian Traesch has been ruled out of the World Cup, Germany faces a problem of alarming proportions.

While the combative midfielder was always going to be a backup, his importance to the team increased manifold with the injury to Michael Ballack. The Stuttgart midfielder’s departure now leaves Joachim Loew with just two options in central midfield — his expected first choice starters, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Sami Khedira.

With only five days left to announce the final squad, Loew now has to act fast if he wants to call up another player into the squad (which he presumably will).

The crucial question is who?

Stefan Reinartz seems to be a popular choice and there are even rumours doing the round that Tomas Hitzlsperger might be in for a recall. Many are pressing for Mats Hummels.

One thing is almost for sure though. There will be no return for Torsten Frings.


Written by quazi zulquarnain

May 25, 2010 at 5:44 am

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