Germany midfielder Weigl ruled out of Azerbaijan clash

Indo Asian News Service

Dortmund, March 24 (IANS) Midfielder Julian Weigl has been left out of the Germany football squad that will face Azerbaijan in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in Baku on Sunday, the German football federation DFB announced on Friday.

The 21-year-old Borussia Dortmund midfielder suffered a painful bruise to his thigh during the first home win over England in 30 years on Wednesday evening, and was replaced by Emre Can in the 66th minute.

"Weigl left the team base in Kamen on Friday morning," DFB posted on its website.

Meanwhile, midfielder Mesut Özil is suffering from back problems and sat out the final training session in Kamen on Friday morning.

Germany will reach Baku later in the day.