Soccer-Germany replacement Kramer lasts half an hour

RIO DE JANEIRO: Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer, called into the side for the World Cup final against Argentina minutes before kick off following an injury to Sami Khedira, was himself substituted after 31 minutes on Sunday.

The 23-year-old Kramer got a nasty blow to the head in a challenge with Argentina’s Ezequiel Garay in the 18th minute and carried on after treatment before leaving the field looking dazed to make way for Andre Schuerrle.

Khedira, originally named in the starting eleven, suffered a calf muscle injury during the warm-up.

Source: APP