Germany’s goalkeeper flying home
The German team will play the last group encounter against Brazil with only one goalkeeper.
The first choice German goalkeeper, Jan Schlösser, suffered a concussion in the match against Australia last Sunday. He was sent to hospital and will now fly back to Germany this afternoon. On arrival he will be transferred to the players centre of his club Bayern Munich.
For the match against Brazil tomorrow, Dennis Eilhoff will replace Schlösser. A field player to be named will be the reserve goalkeeper for that match. If Germany qualifies for the quarterfinals, a third keeper will join the German team.
Based on the circular Number 7, paragraph 3 to the participating teams, dated September 8, 1999, the teams have been instructed of the procedure regarding injured players: “A goalkeeper who suffers serious injury or is so ill that he can no longer be expected to play during the final tournament can be replaced under the condition that the FIFA Sports Medical Committee has recognised the injury or illness on the basis of a medical certificate issued by the team doctor responsible and his unavailability has been confirmed by the Committee for FIFA Youth Competitions.”