Per Mertesacker misses Germany training

Per Mertesacker of Germany celebrates his team's second goal in extra time during the 2014 FIFA World Cup match against Algeria on June 30, 2014
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Germany defender Per Mertesacker misses training with the team while suffering from a bout of flu.

Per Mertesacker has missed Germany's latest training session after suffering with a bout of flu.

The illness has affected a number of members of the Germany squad over the last week, but the defender was the only player sidelined yesterday.

However, Bastian Schweinsteiger took part in a reduced session, working on an exercise bike in the shade rather than taking part in drills with his teammates.

Germany will face host nation Brazil in the last four in Belo Horizonte.

France's forward Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring his teams third goal with midfielder Mathieu Valbuena, during a Group E football match between France and Honduras at the Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15,
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