Germany striker Miroslav Klose could miss the third-place match against Uruguay because of injury, and with it lose a chance to take over as top scorer in World Cup history.
Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger remains highly doubtful for Sunday's second-round World Cup match against England because of a right thigh injury.
Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger could miss the second-round World Cup match with England because of a right-thigh injury.
Germany has lost its captain and star Michael Ballack among a number of recent injuries but will still be expected to reach the World Cup knockout stage.
Germany defender Heiko Westermann will miss the World Cup because of a foot injury, adding to coach Joachim Loew's mounting injury worries.
European champion Spain scrambled to a 3-2 victory over Saudi Arabia in injury time.
Germany captain Michael Ballack will miss the World Cup because of a right ankle injury, dealing the three-time champions a serious blow less than a month before the tournament.
Germany captain Michael Ballack missed his team's last practice Saturday because of a calf injury, putting him in doubt for Sunday's European Championship final against Spain.
Germany captain Michael Ballack and striker Miroslav Klose did not train with the rest of the German squad on Tuesday but a DFB spokesman said their absence was not due to any injury.
Hosts Germany are still not certain captain Michael Ballack will be fit for the opening World Cup game against Costa Rica on Friday.
Former German international Christian Ziege announced his retirement on Thursday. The 33-year-old defender has suffered from ankle problems this season and has been troubled by various injuries throughout his career.
Tottenham Hotspur defender Christian Ziege still hopes to be in Germany's Euro 2004 squad despite a string of injury setbacks.