Germany without striker Klose for friendly

Germany will be without striker Miroslav Klose for its friendly against Ivory Coast on Wednesday, the team’s first game since the suicide of its goalkeeper Robert Enke.

The Germany team arrived at its headquarters in Duesseldorf from Hannover, where it attended the memorial service for Enke on Sunday. Enke threw himself in front of a train Tuesday.

Klose’s twin sons had contracted swine flu and although the Bayern Munich striker has been cleared by doctors after spending a few days in isolation and under observation, Germany coach Joachim Loew decided to drop him for the friendly.

Germany canceled a game Saturday against Chile in the wake of Enke’s death.