World Cup - Germany replacement Kramer lasts half an hour

Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer, called into the side for the World Cup final against Argentina minutes before kickoff following an injury to Sami Khedira, was himself substituted after 31 minutes on Sunday.

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Christoph Kramer Germania Argentina 2014 AFP

The 23-year-old Kramer got a nasty blow to the head in a challenge with Argentina's Ezequiel Garay in the 18th minute and carried on after treatment before leaving the field looking dazed to make way for Andre Schuerrle.

Khedira, originally named in the starting eleven, suffered a calf muscle injury during the warm-up.

Some people criticised the decision to allow Kramer to play on for 13 minutes when he appeared to be concussed.

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