JOHANNESBURG - German forward Cacau will
miss Sunday's second-round World Cup clash against England in
Bloemfontein with an abdominal muscle strain, the Germany
football federation said on Saturday.
"This injury will not allow him to play against England,"
manager Oliver Bierhoff told the federation website. He picked up the injury in training on Friday.
"We are working on it so that he would be fit for the next
match. We are confident he would be."
Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger (thigh muscle) and
defender Jerome Boateng (calf muscle) are to have fitness tests
on Saturday, having been given further treatment by doctors on
"We will see if their injuries have recovered enough for
them to take a full part in training with the rest of the team,"
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