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WORLD CUP 2014: Series of injuries leaves Germany coach Loew worried ahead of the World Cup

Despite being in charge of one of the top favorites at the World Cup, Germany coach Joachim Loew is deeply worried.He is worried about the long travel and jet lag; worried that Germany's headquarters in Brazil are still far from completed; worried about the different kickoff times and the heat; but most of all, worried about the fitness of some of his top players.Germany has been hit by a series of serious injuries and among the victims are some of the most experienced players on a young side."Three months before the World Cup we have eight, nine players who are out of rhythm, who have been injured for a long time. I am not sure that all will be back in time for the World Cup," Loew said. "That gives me headaches. I know that at the World Cup you need players who are strong physically."In Germany's only friendly so far this year, Loew's team labored to a lackluster 1-0 win over Chile. With many players sidelined, Loew called up four newcomers, including defender Shkodran Mustafi, who p...

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