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Ruptured muscle bundle: Boateng fit for opener

The EURO 2016 semi-final was painful for Bayern pro Jérôme Boateng, and not only because Germany were knocked out. The chief of the German defence had to be subbed off with injury in the 2-0 defeat to France. A thorough examination following the return to Munich has confirmed the initial diagnosis: Boateng sustained a ruptured muscle bundle in his right thigh against the EURO hosts. However, the centre-back will be fit for the season opener.