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Draxler to miss Germany friendly

12 August 2013 09:49

Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler has withdrawn from Germany's squad to face Paraguay after picking up an injury in a 3-3 draw with Hamburg.

The 19-year-old lasted just 23 minutes in Sunday's match before suffering damage to his Achilles tendon in his left ankle during a challenge with Tolgay Arslan.

He will now definitely miss Germany's friendly fixture with Paraguay on Wednesday at the Fritz-Walter-Stadion.

And Schalke manager Horst Heldt concedes the injury may sideline Draxler beyond the side's next match with Wolfsburg on Saturday.

"The injury could quickly get inflamed and turn into a long drawn-out affair," Heldt told the club's official website.

"Hence, it makes no sense for him to travel with the national team."

A statement on the German Football Federation website confirmed national team manager Joachim Loew would not call-up a replacement for Draxler.

Draxler has six caps for Germany, scoring on one occasion.

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3 - 3

Competition
Friendlies
Date
14 August 2013
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
2 - 3
Full-time
3 - 3
Venue
Fritz-Walter-Stadion (Kaiserslautern)
Attendance
47522

Goals

0 - 1
9' A. Núñez
 (assist by W. Pittoni)
0 - 2
I. Gündogan 18'
(assist by M. Özil) 
1 - 2
T. Müller 31'
(assist by M. Hummels) 
2 - 2
2 - 3
45'+1 M. Samudio
 (assist by R. Santa Cruz)
L. Bender 75'  
3 - 3

Lineups

Substitutes

Friday 29 August

23:21
23:19
22:45
22:38
22:29
21:53
21:30
21:28
21:09
20:45
20:21
19:51
19:30
19:24
19:24
18:56
18:34
17:31
16:53
16:19
16:17
16:00
15:58
15:48
15:40
15:28
15:16
15:16
15:05
14:05
13:35
13:29
13:11
12:59
12:50
12:50
12:29
12:18
11:37
11:35
11:10
10:55
10:44
10:43
10:29
10:11
10:06
09:47
09:47
09:40
09:23
07:26
06:40
06:35
05:41
05:07
04:39
04:36
04:30
03:28
02:57
02:29
01:42
01:00

Thursday 28 August

23:51
23:35
23:26
23:00
22:54
22:53
22:41
22:41
22:32
22:17
22:01
22:01
21:53
21:35
20:55
20:43
20:33
19:51
19:41
19:33
19:19
19:15
19:10
18:38
17:44
17:34
17:21
17:20
17:00
16:59
16:52
16:38
16:32
16:31
16:28
16:25
16:04
16:00
15:50
15:29
15:25
15:17
14:53
14:17
14:07
13:58
13:58
13:26
13:11
13:04
12:37
12:26
12:10
11:44
11:13
10:56
10:41
10:25
10:11
07:51
07:21
06:58
06:34
05:00
04:33
04:03
03:58
02:46
01:34
00:13
00:12

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