Miroslav Klose out of England match

A shoulder injury rules Miroslav Klose out of Germany's upcoming friendlies against Italy and England.

Germany will have to make do without the services of Miroslav Klose for next Tuesday's friendly match against England.

The Lazio frontman, who will also miss Friday evening's meeting with Italy, has picked up a shoulder injury.

"The current situation is Miro Klose will not be able to play in the two games. He injured his shoulder and will be out for two or three weeks," coach Joachim Low told reporters.

Low also confirmed that Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has been passed fit for both matches, but his club teammate Per Mertesacker will only feature against the Three Lions at Wembley.

Germany's midfielder Mesut Ozil celebrates scoring his side's 3rd goal during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Group C qualifying football match Germany vs Republic of Ireland in Cologne, western Germany on October 11, 2013
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