Injury woes hit Germany ahead of France friendly

Injury woes hit Germany ahead of France friendly

Germany will be without striker Miroslav Klose and Borussia Dortmund trio Marcel Schmelzer, Marco Reus and Mario Goetze when they visit France in a friendly on Wednesday looking to end a 26-year wait for a win over Les Bleus. Klose,

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Schweini ready for semi-final

Schweini ready for semi-final

Bastian Schweinsteiger is back to full fitness and ready to start the semi-final against Italy, Germany coach Joachim Low has said. Schweinsteiger had been suffering a niggling ankle problem but was able to take a full part in training on

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Mertesacker given all clear after injury scare

Mertesacker given all clear after injury scare

Germany central defender Per Mertesacker is fit for their Euro 2012 Group B opener against Portugal on Saturday after a brief injury scare, assistant coach Hansi Flick said on Friday. Mertesacker, who had been out since February after ankle surgery

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Schweinsteiger injury worry ahead of Euro 2012

Schweinsteiger injury worry ahead of Euro 2012

Bastian Schweinsteiger was Wednesday ruled out of Germany′s friendly international against Israel, leaving a doubt on his fitness for the start of Euro 2012 next week. The Bayern Munich midfielder was unable to train with the squad in Tourrettes in

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Lahm to miss France friendly, Bender doubtful

Lahm to miss France friendly, Bender doubtful

Captain Philipp Lahm will miss Wednesday’s friendly game against France in Bremen due to a nagging knee injury while Borussia Dortmund midfielder Sven Bender is doubtful with a suspected broken nose, the DFB said. Defender Lahm, who played in Bayern

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Löw impressed with Ballack’s recent form

Löw impressed with Ballack’s recent form

Coach Joachim Löw said on Sunday he is impressed with the recent form of former captain Michael Ballack as the 34-year-old looks to return to international football. Ballack made the last of his 98 appearances for Germany in the pre-World Cup

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Ballack determined to play for Germany despite broken knee cap

Ballack determined to play for Germany despite broken knee cap

Germany captain Michael Ballack has said he will fight to win back his place in the national side, despite being left out of the squads for the last two Euro 2012 qualifiers and picking up a new injury on Saturday.

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Klose could miss third-place match with injury

Klose could miss third-place match with injury

Germany striker Miroslav Klose could miss the World Cup 2010 third-place match against Uruguay because of injury. Germany assistant coach Hans-Dieter Flick has revealed that Klose has a back injury and could miss Saturday’s game in Port Elizabeth. The news is a

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