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Gomez dropped out of Germany squad

euro 2012 live bettingMario Gomez dropped out of Germany's for Euro2012 qualify against Austria on Friday and control against Poland four days later.

Bayern striker, who scored three goals for his team's victory over Kaiserslautern in a league match of the country yesterday, has received a muscular injury to his right thigh.

He informed national coach Joachim Low of his decision on Sunday and, as a result, Low has called up Stuttgart striker Cacau to maintain a 23-man squad and give him an alternative in attack alongside Miroslav Klose.

Gomez has scored a total of 19 goals in 47 games for Germany while Cacau has netted four times in 18 matches.

Germany host Austria in Gelsenkirchen on Friday, knowing a win would see them qualify for Euro 2012. They then travel to Gdansk where they face Poland in an international friendly next Tuesday.

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