Ozil to skip Germany's pre-World Cup friendly

Mesut Ozil expected to be fit for Germany's World Cup campaign

"Precautionary measure: Mesut Ozil could not complete the final team training in Eppan and instead completed an intensive running session". He has won 90 caps for his national team and has scored 23 goals.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15 at 12 stadiums across 11 Russian cities.

Holders Germany kick-off their World Cup campaign against Mexico in Group F on June 17.

He played his last match at club level Ozil in a 3-0 win against Stoke on April 1, and he missed the final months under Arsene Wenger with a back injury.

This knee issue could limit his participation for Germany, if he features at all for the reigning World Cup champions.

Mesut Ozil expected to be fit for Germany's World Cup campaign
2018 FIFA World Cup: Germany struck by injury blow

"It's nothing dramatic, we just don't want to take any risks and he was able to sprint in training", Bierhoff said.

"We've worked through the defeat, taken our mistakes to heart - tomorrow we want to do a much better job", said left-back Jonas Hector.

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.

Across his many outings, which spans four major global tournaments, he's registered 23 goals (the latest coming in Germany's surprise loss away to neighbours Austria) - surpassed only by the aforementioned Muller (38) and Mario Gomez (31) - whilst creating a further 40 for his teammates.

Meanwhile, Miroslav Klose, who trains Germany's attacking players, revealed he was part of the decision to axe Leroy Sane from the squad. Sweden and South Korea are the other teams in the group.

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