Germany appear to have overcome a flu scare as coach Joachim Loew said all players were available for Friday’s World Cup quarterfinal against France.
Loew said that the condition of seven players who had a sore throat had not worsened, and all 22 players left in the squad trained at the Maracana on Thursday. Shkodran Mustafi is out injured.
“No one had a fever and they could train. There was no feeling of tiredness,” Loew told a news conference.
The coach did not reveal whether captain Philipp Lahm would remain in midfield as in all previous games in Brazil, or move back to his previous position as right back.
The coach expressed confidence that his team was good enough to beat a strong French side to move a step closer to a desired title on July 13.
“I am completely relaxed. We are among the last eight, tomorrow we will be among the last four, and then we will see,” Loew said.