Germany midfielder Pavlovic out of training camp ahead of Euro 2024 opener

AP , Tuesday 11 Jun 2024

Germany midfielder Aleksandar Pavlovic stayed away from the team’s training camp Monday with illness, four days before the host nation kicks off Euro 2024 against Scotland.

Aleksandar Pavlovic
Germany s midfielder #25 Aleksandar Pavlovic eyes the ball during the friendly football match Germany v Ukraine, in Nuremberg, eastern Germany, on June 3, 2024. AFP

The German soccer federation said Pavlovic was the only one of the 26-player squad not to return as scheduled for Monday training from a free weekend following Friday’s 2-1 friendly win over Greece.

The federation said he “did not travel on Monday for the time being due to an infection,” without giving further details or any timeline for when Pavlović is expected to join the team.

The 20-year-old Pavlovic had a breakout season for Bayern Munich and was one of the few bright spots in a rare trophyless campaign for his club. It’s not the first time illness has interfered with his national team plans.

Pavlovic was first called up by Germany coach Julian Nagelsmann in March but couldn’t play because of tonsillitis. He eventually made his international debut last week in a 0-0 draw with Ukraine.

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