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‘Nothing serious'

Müller and Boateng injuries only minor

Two Bayern stars were in the wars during Germany’s hard-fought 2-2 draw with Ghana in Brazil on Saturday evening: Thomas Müller sustained a cut on the face and Jérome Boateng felt a muscle go tight. Müller, the top scorer from the 2010 World Cup and already on three goals in Brazil, suffered the cut above his right eye in an aerial challenge seconds before the end of the Ghana match. The wound was stitched in the dressing room at Estádio Castelão immediately afterwards. “I don’t think it’s too bad,” coach Joachim Löw reported.

‘No risk’ of not facing USA

Boateng completed the first half of the match but remained in the dressing room at half-time. The FCB centre-back felt his left hamstring tighten, but himself sounded the all-clear later on: “We’ll have to wait and see, but I don’t think there’s a risk for the next match,” the 25-year-old said, “it’s nothing particularly serious.” The German FA (DFB) said in a statement that both players were expected to be available for selection against the US in Recife next Thursday.