Kroos, Hector out of Germany games; Serdar called up
BERLIN (AP) — Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos and Cologne defender Jonas Hector have been ruled out of Germany’s upcoming games against Argentina and Estonia, leading to a first call-up for Schalke midfielder Suat Serdar.
The German soccer federation said Sunday that Kroos is out with a left thigh injury and Hector withdrew with a neuromuscular injury.
The 22-year-old Serdar has scored three goals in five Bundesliga games for Schalke. He played for Germany at the Under-21 European Championship in June.
Germany plays Argentina in a friendly in Dortmund on Wednesday before its European Championship qualifying game in Tallinn, Estonia, four days later.