Bayern Munich Pair Out of German Cup Final

While Bastian Schweinsteiger has not trained for a week due to a knee injury, striker Mario Mandzukic has been dropped for the clash against Borussia Dortmund.

updated: May 16, 2014 23:11 IST
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Berlin: Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has confirmed injured midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will miss Saturday's German Cup final against Borussia Dortmund in Berlin while striker Mario Mandzukic has been dropped.

"Schweinsteiger is injured, he has had a little knee problem since the match against Stuttgart (last Saturday) and Mandzukic is my decision," Guardiola said in a press conference on Friday at Berlin's Olympic Stadium.

Bayern's vice-captain Schweinsteiger has not trained all week with a knee strain and Guardiola said he still expects the defensive midfield star to play for Germany at next month's World Cup.

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