Moukoko continues to be unlucky under U21s – Dortmund leaves due to inflammation

ASPACH (dpa-AFX) – Top talent Youssoufa Moukoko has to wait for his return to the German U21 national team. After the striker had to leave the junior team injured in October, an infection in his eye is now forcing him to do without. As the German Football Association announced on Thursday, the 16-year-old is therefore not available for the upcoming European Championship qualifiers on Friday in Großaspach against Poland and on Tuesday in Ingolstadt against San Marino. In consultation with Borussia Dortmund, Moukoko is leaving the team hotel.

Moukoko has scored three goals in two U21 internationals so far. He is the youngest German U21 national player and U21 goalscorer ever.

Moukoko also had bad luck at the European Championship finals. The BVB professional was appointed to the U21 squad for the first time in March for the preliminary round, but missed all three group games injured. In the knockout games, when Germany stormed to the European Championship, he was also injured.

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