Created on 09-06-2014 at 16:25 PM
Manuel Neuer is fully fit again after injury and has resumed goalkeeping training with the Germany national team. On Monday, Joachim Löw’s full squad completed a public workout in front of around 500 spectators from Santo André. “All credit and a big thank-you to the people in Bahia and Santo André. The World Cup couldn’t have begun better for us,“ said team captain Philipp Lahm, who joined the rest of the group in wearing a newly-designed training kit featuring the slogans Feliz por estar aqui (We’re pleased we’re able to be here) on the front and Obrigado Bahia (Thank-you Bahia) on the back. Neuer, who resumed goalkeeping-specific drills on Sunday after recovering from a shoulder problem, again looked sharp and alert in the session.
USA warm up with win
The USA have ended their warm-up period prior to the World Cup on a winning note. Jürgen Klinsmann’s team defeated Nigeria 2-1 in Jacksonville, Florida, on Sunday evening. Jozy Altidore scored on 31and 68 minutes for Germany’s group stage opponents, with Victor Moses pulling one back for Nigeria from the spot four minutes form time. Bayern youngster Julian Green was an unused substitute. The US party arrived in Sao Paulo and took up residence in their tournament team base on Monday morning local time.