Germany World Cup players involved in car crash
Germany's World Cup preparations were disrupted when two members of the provisional squad were involved in a car accident.
Defender Benedikt Hoewedes and his Schalke team-mate Julian Draxler were passengers in two vehicles driven by racing driver Pascal Wehrlein and Formula 1 driver Nico Rosberg when the accident took place.
Two people were taken to hospital – one with serious injuries – after being struck by a car driven by Wehrlein.
Wehrlein and Rosberg were doing laps of a short circuit in the mountains near the German team's hotel in South Tyrol, northern Italy, when the accident occurred. None of the players or the drivers were injured.
Meanwhile, Olivier Giroud pushed his claims for a starting role in the World Cup finals next month by bagging a brace as France routed Norway 4-0 in Paris.
The Arsenal striker scored twice in the second half as Les Bleus turned in an impressive display at the Stade de France. Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba scored the opener, while QPR's Loic Remy also netted with a smart finish.