Arsenal star Mesut Ozil will miss Germanyâ€™s final warm-up match on Friday with a knee injury, but the attacking midfielderâ€™s participation in the World Cup is not in danger, according to the German football federation.
Ozil, 29, will sit out the friendly against Saudi Arabia in Leverkusen with light bruising to his left knee, but was able to run in training on Thursday.
The midfielder, who picked up the injury in Saturdayâ€™s shock 2-1 defeat to Austria, has not taken part in full training over the last four days at Germanyâ€™s pre-World Cup camp in Eppan, north Italy.
â€œItâ€™s nothing dramatic, we just donâ€™t want to take any risk and he was able to sprint in training. I assume he will be okay for the World Cup,â€ said Germanyâ€™s team director Oliver Bierhoff.
Ozil, who finished the 2017/18 season with a back injury, faces a race to get his knee ready for Germanyâ€™s first World Cup game against Mexico in Moscow on June 17 having also drawn South Korea and Sweden in Group F.