Kevin Grosskreutz: Stuttgart sack World Cup winner after fight

Kevin Grosskreutz
Kevin Grosskreutz made 17 appearances for Stuttgart this season

World Cup winner Kevin Grosskreutz has been sacked by German second-division leaders Stuttgart after a fight left him in hospital.

An altercation took place in the city which resulted in the 28-year-old needing treatment after he was punched.

The full-back said on the club website: "I accept the consequences and regret that my time at Stuttgart has come to an end in this way."

Stuttgart coach Hannes Wolf said: "It's not an easy situation for any of us."

Grosskreutz, who won five caps, was an unused substitute during Germany's successful 2014 World Cup campaign in Brazil.

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