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World Cup over for Mustafi

2014-07-01 12:37
Shkodran Mustafi (Supplied)
Shkodran Mustafi (Supplied)
Cape Town - Shkodran Mustafi will play no further part in Germany's World Cup challenge after being sidelined by a leg injury he sustained against Algeria.

The 22-year-old defender was drafted into Joachim Low's starting line-up as a replacement for Mats Hummels, who has been struck down by a cold.

It was Mustafi's third appearance at the tournament in Brazil, having come on as a substitute in the group matches against Portugal and Ghana.

However, the Sampdoria player limped off in the 70th minute of Die Mannschaft's 2-1 win over the Fennec Foxes in the last 16, which booked a quarter-final date with France on July 4.

Low confirmed the injury blow in his post-match conference, telling reporters: "He tore a muscle. I think that he will not be able to play a role in this tournament. He will definitely be sidelined for two or three weeks."

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