Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng is confident he will be fit for Germany's FIFA World Cup defence in Russia, as long as he doesn't rush his comeback.

Boateng picked up a left adductor injury in Bayern's 2-1 UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg defeat to Real Madrid on 25 April, but has been named in Joachim Low's provisional 27-man squad for the finals in Russia.

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"I'm running again and am increasing the workload each day," Boateng said following Bayern's surprise 3-1 DFB Cup final defeat to half-brother Kevin-Prince's Eintracht Frankfurt.

"I'm in close contact with Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt. He says I'll be there if I avoid silly mistakes. I'll be shooting myself in the foot if I rush things.

"My aim is to play once before the World Cup, possibly twice, so that I get some competitive practice in."

Germany, who face Austria in a friendly on 2 June and Saudi Arabia on 8 June, begin their World Cup defence against Mexico on 14 June. Sweden and South Korea complete Group F.

Löw must submit his final 23-man squad to FIFA by 4 June.

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