Liverpool’s midfielder Didi Hamann has had to pull out of the Germany squad for the Confederations Cup due to injury. Didi has suffered a stress fracture in his right foot.
The 31-year-old now has a Champions League winners medal won with Liverpool last week to add to his World Cup winners medal which he received in 2002. His last appearance for his country was during Euro 2004.
There’s been no official word on Didi’s contract further to the report in the Mirror we mentioned earlier saying he’d already signed.
Germany are managed by Juergen Klinsmann these days, who said: "Hamann’s loss is a big blow to us. He would have been a perfect fit in terms of our philosophy, but it’s better that it happens now than in a year’s time."
He is the second Liverpool player to pull out of the Confederations Cup through injury, joining Australia’s Harry Kewell who was forced to pull out due to surgery he urgently needed. Other countries involved in the tournament are Argentina, Tunisia, Brazil, Greece, Japan and Mexico.
Liverpool reserve goalkeeper Scott Carson may get a game for England tonight – Sven Goran Ericsson was undecided on whether he’d be trying out his other two goalkeepers for the game against Colombia in the US. Ex-red Michael Owen is expected to start.