Marco Reus rested for Germany’s final World Cup qualifier

Marco Reus. (Photo by Markus Gilliar/Getty Images)
Marco Reus. (Photo by Markus Gilliar/Getty Images) /

Marco Reus will not travel with the Germany squad for their final World Cup qualifier against Armenia, and will thus return to Dortmund early.

The DFB have announced that Marco Reus will not travel to Armenia for Germany’s final World Cup qualifier on Sunday. The reason given by the DFB is workload management. The decision is certainly good news for Borussia Dortmund, as it will allow the 32 year old to get some extra rest before he returns to training next week.

Germany have already booked their ticket to next year’s FIFA World Cup. And Reus helped Hansi Flick’s side claim an emphatic 9-0 win over Lichtenstein on Thursday evening. The Borussia Dortmund captain got a goal and two assists during the win.

In addition to Reus, Manuel Neuer has also been given a rest. While Leon Goretzka and Julian Draxler are sidelined with injuries. Antonio Rüdiger will also miss the game against Armenia as he is suspended.

Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Julian Brandt remains a part of the Germany squad. He will certainly be hoping to get some minutes on the pitch against Armenia on Sunday. The 25 year old’s last appearance for Germany came one year ago. And he will be looking to make a good impression on Hansi Flick ahead of the World Cup.

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Borussia Dortmund will be back in Bundesliga action next weekend as they take on VfB Stuttgart. A packed fixture list awaits the Black and Yellows before the winter break, with eight games coming up over a 29-day period.