Enke out of Azerbaijan qualifier

BERLIN - Germany goalkeeper Robert Enke has been ruled out of their World Cup Group Four qualifier against Azerbaijan on Wednesday because of an infection, the German Football Federation (DFB) said on Monday.

Enke had not been feeling well and was ordered to undergo medical tests, the DFB said.

"I am bitterly disappointed," said Enke, whose place in the starting line-up is likely to be taken by Rene Adler. "But I feel I am not fully fit and I cannot take such a risk in a World Cup qualifier." Germany top the group, a point ahead of Russia.