Lars Bender to miss qualifier

Sep 06, 2013, 01:40 IST | AFP

Germany midfielder Lars Bender is out of today's World Cup qualifier against Austria in Munich with a pelvis injury, the German Football Federation has confirmed.

The 24-year-old Bayer Leverkusen star will also miss Tuesday’s qualifier away to Faroe Islands having suffered the injury for his club last weekend in their 2-0 league defeat at Schalke.

With Germany’s vice-captain Bastian Schweinsteiger out with an ankle injury, either Bender’s twin brother Sven or Toni Kroos will partner Sami Khedira in the defensive midfield. 

Lars Bender
Lars Bender

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