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Boateng back in training

Germany central defender Jerome Boateng returned to training yesterday after overcoming a muscle injury and appears fit for tonight's Euro 2016 Round-of-16 clash against Slovakia.

Boateng picked up a calf muscle injury towards the end of their 1-0 victory over Northern Ireland this week and his participation tonight was in doubt.

He did not train with the team on Friday, undergoing an individual session involving cycling and jogging, and seemed fit yesterday, ahead of their departure to Lille later in the day.

The 27-year-old, who has resumed his World-Cup winning partnership in central defence with Mats Hummels, has helped the world champions keep a clean sheet in all three of their group stage matches. - Reuters.

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