Euro 2012 qualifiers

Germany lose Jerome Boateng for Kazakhstan clash

October 11, 2010
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Manchester City and Germany defender Jerome Boateng will miss Tuesday's Euro 2012 qualifier against Kazakhstan due to a bout of flu.

Jerome Boateng chats with Lukas Podolski prior to the Turkey tie
GettyImagesJerome Boateng chats with Lukas Podolski prior to the Turkey tie

Boateng, 22, was an unused substitute in Friday's 3-0 victory over Turkey that saw Germany secure a third win in three qualifying games.

However, the versatile defender will not be available for coach Joachim Low after being laid low by the virus.

Germany are also awaiting news on whether playmaker Mesut Ozil will be available for the tie in Astana.

The Real Madrid star sustained an ankle injury in the victory over Turkey.