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back Bundesliga | 19.05.2014 18:00:12

Neuer and Lahm good to go for World Cup

  • Manuel Neuer injured his shoulder in FC Bayern's hard-fought double-clinching DFB Cup final victory over arch-rivals Borussia Dortmund
  • Philipp Lahm had to be subbed off in the first half after taking a knock to his left ankle
  • The FC Bayern duo are integral to Germany's hopes of claiming a fourth World Cup title this summer

Munich – There was good news for German national team coach Joachim Löw on Monday, as FC Bayern München confirmed that injuries to goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and skipper Philipp Lahm will not keep either player out of the upcoming FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil.

A thorough examination by club doctor Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt revealed that Neuer suffered a slight tear to his right shoulder joint capsule during Bayern's 2-0 extra-time victory over Borussia Dortmund in Saturday's DFB Cup final. The 28-year-old Germany no1 will nonetheless join up as planned with the rest of Löw's provisional finals squad when they head out to their training camp in South Tyrol on Wednesday.

Lahm to rest up for the week

Lahm, 30, the captain of the national team as well as the freshly-crowned double-winners, is labouring with an ankle joint contusion and will not be able to train for five to seven days although he, too, will travel with the squad this week.

Germany open their World Cup Group G campaign against Portugal in Salvador on Monday 16 June.

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