News in brief
Mon, 25/06/18, 12:15
Hummels fit for South Korea
Germany assistant coach Marcus Sorg had some good news at Monday morning’s press conference with the announcement that Mats Hummels is fit again to play against South Korea on Wednesday. “Mats is taking full part in training and we’re assuming he’ll be able to play,” the 52-year-old said to the gathered media. The centre-back was suffering with a neck problem prior to the win over Sweden and missed the game, but he is now fully fit again. However, Hummels will not take his usual place alongside Jerome Boateng in the heart of the defence with his Bayern teammate suspended for the final group game.
Rudy still doubtful for South Korea
As for fellow FCB player Sebastian Rudy, there are still question marks over his appearance on Wednesday. “Sebastian Rudy has a follow-up appointment this afternoon. We need to be prepared for him missing out,” Sorg declared. The 28-year-old midfielder suffered a broken nose on Saturday against Sweden and underwent an operation on Sunday. As for whether Rudy will be able to play with a protective mask on Wednesday, that still needs to be discussed with the medical department. “We won’t take any risks. We can’t put him in any danger,” Sorg insisted.