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Juventus' Khedira out for a month after treatment for irregular heartbeat

Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira will be on the sidelines for a month after having treatment to correct an irregular heartbeat, the Serie A leaders said on Wednesday.

Khedira, 31, did not travel for Wednesday's Champions League round-of-16 first leg at Atletico Madrid after being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation.

Khedira underwent an "electrophysiological study and successful interventional therapy," Juve said in a statement on their website.

"After a short period of convalescence [he] will...

Juventus' Sami Khedira misses Atletico Madrid trip to undergo heart tests

Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira has stayed in Turin to undergo tests on a heart problem that emerged on Tuesday and sees him miss Wednesday's Champions League round-of-16 clash at Atletico Madrid.

Khedira complained of a cardiac arrhythmia as Juve trained in Turin before flying out to Madrid, and the club's medical department will keep him under observation.

His absence was confirmed by Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri, who told Sky Sport Italia he would probably have been picked at the Estadio...

Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira signs contract extension until 2021

Sami Khedira has signed a two-year contract extension at Juventus, keeping him with the Italian champions until 2021.

Germany international Khedira, 31, moved to Juventus in 2015 and has won the Serie A title three times since arriving in Turin.

"I just extended my contract at @juventusfc until 2021," he wrote on Twitter.

"Since my first day I've had a special feeling and it quickly felt like home here. I'm very proud to be a part of the great history of the club and of the Juventus family."


Juventus' Sami Khedira: Germany's World Cup exit 'still weighs on me'

Manuel Neuer insists despite the stressing nature of Germany's World Cup exit, the playing group must move on.

Germany midfielder Sami Khedira said he is still bothered by the national team's exit from the World Cup in the group stage.

Khedira, 31, won the World Cup with Germany in 2014 but was among a number of players who were sharply criticised for their performances in June.

It was Germany's earliest exit at a World Cup in 80 years and it left the national team future of several players, including Khedira, in doubt.

"After a good season and nine goals with Juventus and with full fitness, I played my...

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Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira dropped for Germany's World Cup match with Sweden

SOCHI, Russia -- Germany coach Joachim Low has dropped Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira from the side that desperately needs a victory over Sweden in their World Cup Group F clash in Sochi on Saturday.

The defending world champions came in for harsh criticism after their opening 1-0 loss to Mexico, with Ozil and Khedira singled out and the former having his string of 26 consecutive starts in competitive matches snapped.

They have been relegated to the bench in favour of Marco Reus and Sebastian Rudy,...

Sami Khedira, Thomas Muller off the pace as Germany suffer shock defeat

Everyone said everything would turn out just fine. They said Germany are a Turniermannschaft, a tournament team. They said those friendly results did not matter. They said they'd be able to shake off the Mesut Ozil, Ilkay Gundogan controversy without a problem. They were wrong. An already difficult year for German football on Sunday became even more difficult.

The title holders lacked pretty much everything in their first match in Russia.

The false start against Mexico now sees the Nationalmannschaft...