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Why Isn’t Sami Khedira Playing for Germany vs. Argentina?

Sami Khedira

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Star midfielder Sami Khedira was pulled from Germany’s lineup just minutes before the World Cup final against Argentina after suffering a calf injury during warmups.

Christoph Kramer was inserted into the starting lineup in Khedira’s place, but had to come off himself after he suffered a head injury and then later had to be helped off the field.

Khedira, who plays for Real Madrid, scored the fifth of seven goals during Germany’s 7-1 rout of Brazil in the semifinals.

He was a transfer target of Arsenal in the English Premiere League before his stock dropped after a knee injury.

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