Germany newcomer Reus out of Denmark match

Midfielder Marco Reus has pulled out of Germany’s friendly against Denmark this week with a cold.

Borussia Moenchengladbach’s Reus was one of two newcomers picked by coach Joachim Loew in his squad for the match on Wednesday – a game for which he is resting most of his World Cup players.

The German federation said Reus informed Loew of his withdrawal on Monday. Hamburg midfielder Piotr Trochowski had already pulled out with an Achilles tendon injury.

However, Loew will not call up any replacements and will travel to Copenhagen with a 16-man squad.