Updated: Monday, 14 July 2014 03:12 | By Agence France-Presse

Germans suffer late blow with Khedira out

A calf injury forced Sami Khedira to withdraw from the World Cup final with Argentina after suffering the injury in the warm-up on Sunday.

Germans suffer late blow with Khedira out

Germany's midfielder Sami Khedira (L) and Germany's midfielder Mesut Ozil warm up during a training session at the Sao Januario Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on July 12, 2014 - by Patrik Stollarz

Christoph Kramer comes in for the Real Madrid star in what will be the 23-year-old's fifth cap but first start in a competitive match.

Argentina kept Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria on the substitutes' bench in their lineup for the game.


Manuel Neuer; Philipp Lahm (capt), Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels, Benedikt Hoewedes; Bastian Schweinsteiger, Christoph Kramer; Thomas Mueller, Toni Kroos, Mesut Ozil; Miroslav Klose

Coach: Joachim Loew (GER)


Sergio Romero; Pablo Zabaleta, Martin Demichelis, Ezequiel Garay, Marcos Rojo; Lucas Biglia, Javier Mascherano, Enzo Perez; Gonzalo Higuain, Lionel Messi (capt), Ezequiel Lavezzi

Coach: Alejandro Sabella (ARG)

Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)

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