Germany forward Lukas Podolski has been ruled out of Monday's World Cup last 16 clash against Algeria in Porto Alegre with a thigh injury. (Fixtures)
The 29-year-old Arsenal star -- who is at his third World Cup finals -- suffered the injury in Germany's 1-0 win over the USA on Thursday in their final group stage match and an MRI scan on Saturday revealed a small tear. (In Pics: Many Colours of FIFA World Cup)
"Lukas must rest for two or three days, but should we progress in the tournament it won't be a problem for him to play," said Germany coach Joachim Loew.