Podolski suffers injury scare ahead of quarterfinal

German Football
By German Football July 1, 2010 08:07

Podolski suffers injury scare ahead of quarterfinal

Germany have been hit with an injury scare ahead of their World Cup 2010 quarter-final against Argentina, after key player Lukas Podolski missed training.

The forward scored Germany’s second goal during their 4-1 victory over England last Sunday, but missed training today with a slight muscle problem.

The German camp has insisted that the move was purely precautionary and that they are expecting the 25-year-old to be fit to face Argentina, but it is far from ideal preparation ahead of the crucial game against the South Americans.

However, the outlook for striker Cacau is looking less promising. He missed the game against the Three Lions with an abdominal muscle strain and is now a major doubt to feature in Saturday’s last eight showdown.

Head coach Joachim Loew confirmed that Cacau will be given until Friday to prove his fitness, saying: “He is doing some light running and therapy, but today and tomorrow it will not happen [training with the team].

“So he is also doubtful for the weekend. The final decision will be taken on Friday.”

After defeating Argentina on penalties at the same stage in 2006, Loew is expecting a similarly difficult task this time around, with Diego Maradona’s side impressing in the tournament so far.

“I expect an unbelievably tight match,” he added. “We cannot allow ourselves any mistakes because for any mistake we make, they will punish us in an ice-cold way.

“They are the top favourites for the World Cup as they have so many players who are able to score.”

German Football
By German Football July 1, 2010 08:07
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7 Comments

  1. shiby July 1, 10:43

    Get well soon dear…

  2. joy July 1, 19:48

    podolski u must play man…u guys r the hope of germany……plz get well sooon…plz win 4 us…plz..we beg u

  3. Unknown July 1, 22:59

    Oh Shit, We need you podolski :'(

  4. Matheus July 2, 09:34

    He’s ok,the games started already and Loew’s fooled maradona already.

  5. USAIN July 2, 19:51

    German Should because of U.. we need Podolski

  6. KONGBRAILATPAM TONY INDIA IMPHAL July 5, 08:49

    hey man u can do it even if u hav muscle pain or som thing lik dat but dont go aways 4rm da field unless n until ur team wins.:)

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