World Champion Jérôme Boateng will miss Germany’s friendly match against England on Friday night (21:00 CET). The FC Bayern München defender is currently suffering from muscle problems, and after talks with head coach Joachim Löw, he will be rested for the trip to Wembley as a precaution.
Boateng, who has 68 caps for Die Mannschaft, will remain with the squad and undergo recovery work. His availability in the following friendly against France in Köln on Tuesday (20:45 CET) remains uncertain.
As well as Jérôme Boateng, three other players were also absent from team training today. Toni Kroos has a stomach bug, Kevin Trapp has an upper respiratory tract infection and Mats Hummels did a regenerative session in the team hotel.