Germany lose young star Marco Reus ahead of World Cup 2014

8th June 2014 | World Cup Betting category: Uncategorized
Uncategorized

One of the biggest, potential stars of the World Cup 2014 won’t be in attendance. Germany’s Marco Reus picked up an ankle injury in their final warmup match against Armenia, a game which the Germans won 3-1. The Borussia Dortmund man has suffered a partial ligament tear and will be out of action for six or seven weeks, scuppering his World Cup ambitions.

The loss of Rues is huge for Germany, as he has been one of the best young players around in the world over the last year, and looked to be peaking for the world stage. It was another midfield blow for boss low, who had already lost midfielder Lars Bender as well because of a thigh injury.

But instead of replacing Reus with an attack minded one-for-one player, Joachim Low went for for Everton defender Shkodran Mustafi instead, with the German boss explaining:

“Our quality in the position behind the strikers is very high. We have Lukas Podolski, Andre Schurrle, Mario Gotze, Thomas Muller, Mesut Ozil, Julian Draxler and Toni Kroos to give us plenty of alternatives.

Germany’s odds to win World Cup 2014 are holding at 6/1, putting them as joint third favourites alongside Spain. Germany play in Group G at the World Cup, where they are 8/13 favourites to win the group ahead of Portugal, Ghana and the USA. Their opening match is against fellow Europeans Portugal on Monday, June 16th.

Updated Germany World Cup Squad

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Roman Weidenfeller (Borussia Dortmund), Ron-Robert Zieler (Hannover)

Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund), Kevin Grosskreutz (Borussia Dortmund), Benedikt Howedes (Schalke), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich), Per Mertesacker (Arsenal), Shkodran Mustafi (Sampdoria).

Midfielders: Julian Draxler (Schalke), Matthias Ginter (Freiburg), Mario Gotze (Bayern Munich), Christoph Kramer (Borussia Monchengladbach), Sami Khedira (Real Madrid), Toni Kroos (Bayern Munich), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Andre Schurrle (Chelsea), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich).

Forwards: Miroslav Klose (Lazio), Lukas Podolski (Arsenal).

 



Mentioned offers may be restricted to new customers, T&C's apply. Older offers may be not valid anymore. See details directly at the bookmaker's website. All tips on our site are based on the personal opinion of the author. No success is guaranteed. Please gamble responsibly. 18+

* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!




Read the latest world cup news:
Football World Cup News
England 3/1 to host World Cup 2030 with Ladbrokes
World Cup Betting & Odds
England 14/1 to win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar
France v Croatia- World Cup 2018
Who will win France vs Croatia – Prediction & Odds, World Cup 2018
Belgium v England- World Cup 2018
Who will win Belgium vs England – Prediction & Odds, World Cup 2018
Croatia v England - World Cup 2018
Who will win Croatia vs England – Prediction & Odds, World Cup 2018
World Cup 2018 Betting Predictions
World Cup Semi Final Predictions and Odds 2018
France v Belgium - World Cup 2018
Who will win France vs Belgium – Prediction & Odds, World Cup 2018
World Cup Betting & Odds
England second favourites to win World Cup 2018


Our World Cup Betting's Top 5 Online Bookmakers
William Hill William Hill www.williamhill.com
Paddy Power Logo Paddy Power www.paddypower.com
Sportingbet Logo Sportingbet www.sportingbet.com