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Brazil's David Luiz out of Germany friendly with tendonitis

Chelsea defender David Luiz will not be fit to take part in Brazil's glamour friendly against Germany in Stuttgart on Wednesday.

Luiz, who represented his country in the recent Copa America in Argentina, has a minor knee problem and will now focus on ensuring his full fitness for the start of the Premier League season next week.

"Defender David Luiz, who has tendonitis in his left knee, is unavailable for the Brazilian national team's friendly against Germany,"
read a statement on the CBF website. "The match is scheduled for 20:45 CET on Wednesday August 10 in Stuttgart."

Andre Villas-Boas, who is Luiz's coach at club level, acknowledged the problem following Chelsea's 3-1 friendly win over Glasgow Rangers on Saturday afternoon but does not believe  it is too serious.

"David Luiz should get back to training soon,"
he told Chelsea's official website. "He felt a slight pain in his knee in his first training session after he came back.

'It's something he didn't feel in the Copa America and it's not the reason why he didn't play. That was just the manager's decision. But he's only had half-an-hour training with us, although he should get back this week to full training."