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Löw not planning to replace Kroos, Hofmann and Halstenberg

By Rune Gjerulff

Germany coach Joachim Löw has no plans of filling the void left by Toni Kroos, Jonas Hofmann and Marcel Halstenberg.

Joachim Löw.
Joachim Löw.

Germany coach Joachim Löw says he's not planning to call up replacements for Toni Kroos, Jonas Hofmann and Marcel Halstenberg, who have been forced to pull out of the squad.


Kroos left the team hotel earlier this week due to an adductor issue while Hofmann and Halstenberg both went into self-quarantine for coronavirus reasons before Germany opened their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 3-0 victory over Iceland on Thursday.

Löw, however, won't fill the void left by the departures unless something unforeseen happens again.

"We hope it won't happen to us again. In the beginning, when players come from different regions, the virus can be brought into the camp," Löw told RTL.

"We do tests every day. If nothing else happens and we don't get more injuries, we will stick with this group," added the Germany coach.

In their upcoming fixtures, Germany face Romania on Sunday before taking on North Macedonia on Wednesday.


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