Chelsea teammates Ballack and Drogba to miss friendly

Chelsea teammates Ballack and Drogba to miss friendly

Both Germany captain Michael Ballack and his Chelsea teammate Didier Drogba have been ruled out for Wednesday's friendly match, as the mourning Germans prepare to take on the Ivory Coast.

Ballack left waiting for place against former team Chelsea

Ballack left waiting for place against former team Chelsea

Ballack blasts coach Löw over dumping

Ballack blasts coach Löw over dumping

Löw to experiment with squad before Euro 2012

Löw to experiment with squad before Euro 2012

Ballack left out of squad – again

Ballack left out of squad – again

Ballack back on pitch to beat Hannover

Ballack back on pitch to beat Hannover

Dortmund extends league lead to 13 points

Dortmund extends league lead to 13 points

Löw targets Euro or World Cup glory

Löw targets Euro or World Cup glory

Löw tips Ballack comeback after boring draw with Sweden

Löw tips Ballack comeback after boring draw with Sweden

Ballack determined to play for Germany despite broken knee cap

Ballack determined to play for Germany despite broken knee cap

Discussion over Ballack’s place in national team intensifies

Discussion over Ballack’s place in national team intensifies

Ballack to remain Germany team captain

Ballack to remain Germany team captain

Ballack left out of Euro qualifiers

Ballack left out of Euro qualifiers

No place for Ballack in Germany squad

No place for Ballack in Germany squad

‘I’m the captain,’ insists angry Ballack

‘I’m the captain,’ insists angry Ballack

Ballack’s agent brands national players ‘queers’

Ballack’s agent brands national players ‘queers’

Football coach Löw reportedly set to continue with new contract

Football coach Löw reportedly set to continue with new contract

Lahm to Ballack: I want to stay on as captain

Lahm to Ballack: I want to stay on as captain

Ballack returns to Bayer Leverkusen

Ballack returns to Bayer Leverkusen

Germany hopes Schweinsteiger will be fit for England clash

Germany hopes Schweinsteiger will be fit for England clash

Berliner Boateng set for German backlash

Berliner Boateng set for German backlash

Legendary Beckenbauer backs Germany for semi-finals

Legendary Beckenbauer backs Germany for semi-finals

Injured Ballack leaves Chelsea

Injured Ballack leaves Chelsea

Friedrich says German squad ready for World Cup without Ballack

Friedrich says German squad ready for World Cup without Ballack

Ballack urged to retire from national team

Ballack urged to retire from national team

Hungary friendly a test for World Cup team

Hungary friendly a test for World Cup team

Lahm to lead Germany in World Cup

Lahm to lead Germany in World Cup

World Cup rivals will be tough, injured Ballack warns

World Cup rivals will be tough, injured Ballack warns

Injury sidelines midfielder Träsch for World Cup

Injury sidelines midfielder Träsch for World Cup

Lahm admits pressure high for Germany after Ballack injury

Lahm admits pressure high for Germany after Ballack injury

Ballack tells Schweinsteiger to lead World Cup team

Ballack tells Schweinsteiger to lead World Cup team

Ballack lawyer targets Boateng

Ballack lawyer targets Boateng

German media roundup: Ballack’s football tragedy

German media roundup: Ballack’s football tragedy

Injured Ballack ruled out of World Cup

Injured Ballack ruled out of World Cup

Germany hoping to tame Maradona’s Argentina

Germany hoping to tame Maradona’s Argentina

Frings dropped from German national team

Frings dropped from German national team

Ballack disappointed in booing fans after Finland draw

Ballack disappointed in booing fans after Finland draw

Germany beat Russia to book World Cup berth

Germany beat Russia to book World Cup berth

National football team ‘ready to beat Russia’ on Saturday

National football team ‘ready to beat Russia’ on Saturday

Ballack dismisses worries over Russian artificial pitch

Ballack dismisses worries over Russian artificial pitch

Ballack says national team focused on beating Russia in qualifier

Ballack says national team focused on beating Russia in qualifier

Two goals by Klose keep Germany headed for World Cup

Two goals by Klose keep Germany headed for World Cup

Ballack says Germany must improve to seal World Cup spot

Ballack says Germany must improve to seal World Cup spot

National team beats Azerbaijan in World Cup qualifier

National team beats Azerbaijan in World Cup qualifier

Frings snubbed in World Cup qualifier line-up

Frings snubbed in World Cup qualifier line-up

China hold Germany to a draw

China hold Germany to a draw

Poldi faces anonymous charge for Ballack slap

Poldi faces anonymous charge for Ballack slap

Podolski fined for slapping Ballack

Podolski fined for slapping Ballack

Germany stars Podolski and Ballack face off in on-field tussle

Germany stars Podolski and Ballack face off in on-field tussle

Ballack says Germany needs to dominate Liechtenstein

Ballack says Germany needs to dominate Liechtenstein

DFB demands Ballack step up national team leadership

DFB demands Ballack step up national team leadership

Germany embarrassed in Norway friendly

Germany embarrassed in Norway friendly

Germany warms up for first friendly of the year with Norway

Germany warms up for first friendly of the year with Norway

Michael Ballack named world’s 19th best footballer

Michael Ballack named world’s 19th best footballer

Löw to lay down the law ahead of England friendly

Löw to lay down the law ahead of England friendly

Ballack to remain national team captain

Ballack to remain national team captain

Ballack to apologise for remarks about Löw

Ballack to apologise for remarks about Löw

Chelsea blocks Ballack crisis talks

Chelsea blocks Ballack crisis talks

Frings takes Ballack’s side in tiff with Löw

Frings takes Ballack’s side in tiff with Löw

Ballack’s national team spot under threat

Ballack’s national team spot under threat

Trochowski secures German win over Wales

Trochowski secures German win over Wales

Ballack injury creates doubts for qualifier with Wales

Ballack injury creates doubts for qualifier with Wales

Ballack seals German win over Russia

Ballack seals German win over Russia

Ballack says harmony reigns ahead of Russia match

Ballack says harmony reigns ahead of Russia match

Ballack and Frings back for Russia, Wales clashes

Ballack and Frings back for Russia, Wales clashes

Football star Michael Ballack marries long-time partner

Football star Michael Ballack marries long-time partner

Secrecy surrounds Ballack’s upcoming nuptials

Secrecy surrounds Ballack’s upcoming nuptials

Football stars to gather in Munich to help Africa

Football stars to gather in Munich to help Africa

Press Review: Germany comes up short again

Press Review: Germany comes up short again

Spain defeats Germany to win Euro 2008

Spain defeats Germany to win Euro 2008

Ballack in doubt for Euro final after injury

Ballack in doubt for Euro final after injury

Lahm shoots Germany into Euro 2008 final

Lahm shoots Germany into Euro 2008 final

Fans party as Germany makes final four

Fans party as Germany makes final four

Germany stun Portugal to advance to semis

Germany stun Portugal to advance to semis

Ballack kicks Germany to the next round

Ballack kicks Germany to the next round

Croatia stuns Germany

Croatia stuns Germany

Polish paper calls for Ballack’s head

Polish paper calls for Ballack’s head

Ballack looks to Euro glory after Champions defeat

Ballack looks to Euro glory after Champions defeat