Striker Gomez to sit out qualifier in Kazakhstan
Germany’s only striker, Mario Gomez, will miss Friday’s World
Cup qualifying match in Kazakhstan because of a thigh injury.
Gomez hurt his right hamstring in Thursday’s practice after the
team arrived in Astana. The German Football Federation says the
Bayern Munich striker will not be able to practice for two days but
should be available for Tuesday’s match against the same opponent
Coach Joachim Loew already had been considering fielding a team
without a classic striker.