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Germany's Mueller, Ruediger to be fit for World Cup opener - coach

Germany's Mueller, Ruediger to be fit for World Cup opener - coach

Germany's defensive captain Antonio Ruediger and midfielder Thomas Mueller will be fit for Germany's debut World Cup Group E match against Japan next week Coach Hansi Flick told reporters on Tuesday.

Both players are suffering from injured muscles in the midst of helping Germany get ready for their World Cup opener and did not participate in training with the team in Oman on Tuesday.They will also be absent from the final warm-up game against Oman on Wednesday.Thomas Mueller has had some time off but he was able to train effectively during his time in Munich as well and is expected to continue to train at home,Flick told a news conference.

We require a lot of high-quality players in these positions if we want to succeed. I'm hoping for Thomas to be just like Antonio Ruediger, to start training with the team on matchday , minus four players for the match with Japan.A shrewd Midfielder Mario Goetze also sat out training while he recuperates from a hectic year in Eintracht Frankfurt.Recovery is essential. We'll see what happens to Mario on the next day. Mario has a lot of matches on his plate already this season , so we're extremely cautious about the way we approach the process,Flick said.

The Germans are hoping to redeem themselves from their shocking 2017 World Cup first-round exit, will play Japan on November. 23 and then face Spain just four days later. The Germans will conclude their group games on December. 1 when they play Costa Rica.

Flick isn't taking his team's chances to perform at its best on Wednesday, and could end up by resting players.We will decide who needs breaks and who is able to take 45 minutes to play,he said.But we are concerned about bringing everyone to the same level in order to be prepared for Japan. This is our goal.Which reported by jfdbet online football betting malaysia.