Löw will “no longer select Kuranyi”

German Football
By German Football October 12, 2008 21:20

Löw will “no longer select Kuranyi”

Germany coach Joachim Löw said on Sunday he would no longer select striker Kevin Kuranyi after he went absent without leave, disappearing from the stadium following Saturday’s 2-1 win over Russia in a World Cup qualifier.

The Schalke 04 forward, who had not been selected for the 18-man match squad in the Group Four qualifier, watched from the grandstand as Lukas Podolski and Michael Ballack hit first-half goals to seal the win on Saturday.

Afterwards, the 26-year-old did not show up for the team bus on their journey from the stadium to their base in Düsseldorf and up until Sunday morning had no contact with the team.

Löw and team manager Oliver Bierhoff made several attempts in vain to reach the striker on his mobile phone.

Löw immediately reacted by discarding him. “I cannot accept a reaction such as that shown by Kevin, and therefore I will no longer select him in future for the national side,” Löw said.

German Football
By German Football October 12, 2008 21:20
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