German duo Neuer, Lahm to be fit for World Cup

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File photo: Philipp Lahm (left)
Berlin, May 20: Manuel Neuer and Philipp Lahm will be fit for the FIFA World Cup after suffering minor injuries in their club Bayern Munich's domestic double winning season.

Club doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt confirmed in an official statement Monday that the two players would be fit for the World Cup that kicks off June 12, reports Xinhua.

Bayern won the domestic double against Borussia Dortmund in an intense German Cup final Saturday, but Germany nearly lost two key players to injuries.

The examinations Monday revealed that goalkeeper Neuer suffered a minor damage to the ligament in his right shoulder.

Lahm, the captain of the national team, sustained a bruise in his ankle joint forcing him into a seven-day injury break.

Both players will travel with the national team to their training camp in South Tyrol Wednesday. The Germans face Portugal in their first group match in Salvador June 16.

IANS

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