Niklas Stark should have made his debut for the German national football team in the friendly against Argentina on Wednesday, but he was not available due to a gastrointestinal infection. Before the European Championship qualifier in Estonia on Sunday (20.45 clock, live ticker: SPIEGEL, TV: RTL), the 24 years has now left the team headquarters, as the DFB announced.
Reason was a wound on the lower leg, which he had contracted on Friday morning in the hotel and had to be nurtured. What exactly happened, the association left open.
ℹ️ Niklas #Stark left the team quarter in Dortmund.
Before the training session on Friday morning, he contracted a wound on his left lower leg at the hotel, which had to be sutured and excluded a deployment in Estonia. #ESTGER
Get well soon, Niklas! pic.twitter.com/uQ0I4e16qb
Hertha BSC's central defender did not have to wait for field player Joachim Löw to make his first appearance. Before the game against Argentina Stark had already been nominated six times, but not used. Only goalkeeper René Adler (seven appointments) remained at the beginning of his international career more often without use in the DFB jersey.