2014 FIFA World Cup: Who's Germany's Christoph Kramer?

PHOTO: Germanys Christoph Kramer lies on the pitch after getting hit in the face by Argentinas Ezequiel Garays shoulder during the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, July 13, 2014.

Germany's having some injury problems in the World Cup final against Argentina.

Germany was forced to replace star midfielder Sami Khedira with Christoph Kramer after Khedira suffered a calf injury before the game started.

Kramer, 23, plays as a defensive midfielder for Borussia Mönchengladbach in Germany’s Bundesliga. The final was only his second international start, having made his debut for Germany in May.

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Kramer was substituted himself in the 31st minute after he was involved in a collision earlier in the game. He was replaced by Andre Schurrle.

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