Posted: Monday February 4, 2013 7:18 AM

Schmelzer, Goetze miss Germany friendly in France

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BERLIN (AP) -Borussia Dortmund players Marcel Schmelzer, Mario Goetze and Marco Reus have pulled out of Germany's friendly with France on Wednesday.

The German football federation says defender Schmelzer has a sprained ankle and a throat infection, playmaker Goetze has a viral infection and winger Reus has a groin strain. All three played in Dortmund's 3-2 win at Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on Sunday.

Another Dortmund player, midfielder Ilkay Guendogan, will travel with the squad to Paris despite straining his ankle in Leverkusen.

Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger had already pulled out of the squad on Sunday with an ankle injury.

 
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