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Germany squad hit by illness

04 July 2014, 10:25

Cape Town - Germany could be facing a selection crisis ahead of their quarter-final against France, with seven players reporting flu-like symptoms.

Mats Hummels and Christoph Kramer have already been hit by illness during the tournament, with Hummels forced to miss the last-16 victory over Algeria due to a cold.

It appears that his team-mates might have befallen a similar fate, with coach Joachim Low revealing that a number of players were suffering from “sore throats”.

"One third of our team were complaining about a sore throat," said Low. "All players were able to train.

"They still have a slight cold but there's no feeling of exhaustion. I hope that we do not have any worsening overnight."

The Germany boss looked to play down the seriousness of the situation, adding that: "It's not all that bad at the moment. I don't want to dramatise it."

Low would not name which players were affected.

- Sport24


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