Manuel Neuer: 'Germany not affected by injuries'

Manuel Neuer in a training session on May 24, 2013.
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Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer insists that a spate of injuries have not affected Germany's preparations for the World Cup.

Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has insisted that a spate of injuries have not affected the team's preparations for the World Cup.

Lars Bender and Marco Reus have both been ruled out of the tournament, while Neuer, Philipp Lahm and Bastian Schweinsteiger have all been battling minor problems since the end of the season.

The three-time champions play their opening match of the tournament this evening (Monday) when they face Portugal in Group G.

"We weren't always available, but we were constantly attached to the national side. We all came together in the final few training sessions and the most important thing is that the German team which plays will be 100% fit," Neuer told FIFA.com.

"I feel well and fit. I have no limitations whatsoever and I have trained fully; I feel upbeat."

Germany reached the semi-finals of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa before losing to eventual champions Spain.

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