Ilkay Gundogan, Antonio Rudiger, and Robin Gosens are injury doubts for Germany in their round of 16 match against England at Euro 2020. Joachim low qualified for the knockouts thanks to a last gasp equalizer by Leon Goretzka against Hungary. they started their campaign with a 1-0 loss to France before beating Portugal 4-2.
“Well Ilkay, he suffered this cranial bruise and before he still felt a little bit dizzy, especially in training, so we said, ‘OK, we have to stop his load’, and for today he did a good job of 13 minutes so we have to decide about tomorrow.” Joachim Low said at euro 2020 talking about Ilkay Gundogan, “Ilkay couldn’t participate in the whole team training, but this was discussed and agreed on before.”
“About the other two they had caught a cold, symptoms of a cold, they haven’t felt so well, not powerful and so we took some blood samples and there are low infections, small infections,” he added about Antonio Rudiger and Robin Gosens. “Maybe it gets better in one day, maybe they get up tomorrow and feel well already but maybe, on the other hand, it can get worse overnight so we have to wait until tomorrow. I don’t know if these players will be at [our] disposal, I can’t say it yet, but we will have other solutions.”
Germany has won the Euros in 1972, 1980 and 1996 and has a favourable track record against England. They have reached the semi-finals or the finals since 2004. The 1966 World Cup was the last occasion an England team beat Germany in the knockout stages.