- Kimmich and Rudiger almost exchanged blows during a training session
- Rudiger seemingly trying to impress Germany coach Low was hovering all over Kimmich
- The two defenders eventually locked heads after Rudiger delivered a rough tackle on the Bayern man
- Low is yet to announce his final squad bound for Russia
There was a major flare up between Germany teammates Joshua Kimmich and Antonio Rudiger after the players clashed during a rigorous training session on Tuesday, May 29.
The Chelsea defender hounded Kimmich before delivering a crunching tackle in a bid to impress Germany coach Joachim Low, during their Fifa World Cup 2018 Russia preparations.
The Bayern player did not take too well to Rudiger's rough tackle and it immediately led to the two defenders locking horns, squaring up each other in a moment of rage.
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Tempers flared and things almost went south before assistant coach, former Germany international Miroslav Klose stepped in to separate the two players who had locked heads.
The World Cup defenders have been holding intense training sessions in Eppan, Italy, and they hope to replicate their performance in 2014 when they won the World Cup.
However, the Germans seemed to be slightly over aggressive with each other as midfielder Julian Draxler was seen holding an ice-pack to his face after receiving an elbow to his head the same day.
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The PSG midfielder had to receive treatment before resuming training.
Low is yet to reveal his final 23-man-squad bound for Russia with players bent on making the list and be granted the honour of representing Germany in the 2018 World Cup bid.
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Germany are part of Group F and will kick off the tournament against Mexico on June 17.
They will later face Sweden and South Korea who are also part of Group F.
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