Germany, affected in the adductors, Toni Kroos already returns to Madrid

Hit in the adductors, Kroos will have to ignore the three matches of Germany. Its unavailability is not yet known.

Real Madrid star Toni Kroos will be absent for Germany as they begin their journey to reach the group stages of the 2022 World Cup.

Germany starts their qualifying campaign with three matches in Group J against Iceland, Romania, and North Macedonia.

But coach Joachim Low will have to do without his midfielder as he suffers from a groin injury. Kroos left the German rally to return to Madrid.

"Toni Kroos had to leave the team due to an adductor problem, the German federation said in a statement posted on social media. He will leave the team's hotel to return to Spain."

Germany also wished their star a "speedy recovery" by returning to his club.

While the 2014 World Cup winners will have to do without one of their executives in the person of Kroos, Real Madrid also hope that an injury will not keep them away for too long as the club enters a crucial period of his season.

No predictions have yet been released for the midfielder, who played 70 minutes in Madrid’s 3-1 win over Celta this weekend.

On April 3, the Merengues will return to La Liga action against Eibar as they embark on a chase for the league title with Atlético Madrid and Barca.

Barely three days later, they host Liverpool in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals.

After being knocked out of the 2018 World Cup in the first round, Germany will be keen to make a stronger impression in Qatar next year. This starts with a successful qualification campaign.

Qualifying shouldn't be a real problem for Low's men who are clearly the favorites of Group J, which also includes Romania, Iceland, North Macedonia, Armenia, and Liechtenstein.

The road to Qatar begins Thursday at home against Iceland, before ending the March international window with an away clash against Romania and a home meeting with North Macedonia.