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German forward suffering from flu

Germany frontman Lukas Podolski is set to miss the World Cup third place play-off versus Uruguay.

The FC Koln playmaker is suffering from a fever and has to been ordered to stay in bed.

Toni Kroos will replace him, says German newsapaper BILD, who also say that Jansen will replace Boateng as left defender in the match on Saturday.

Podolski has been in impressive form at the World Cup - scoring two and assisting a further two goals on Germany's run to the semi-final.

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