Coach, players miss final World Cup training

BY foxsports • July 9, 2010

Germany coach Joachim Loew has a cold and missed his team's final practice for Saturday's third-place playoff against Uruguay.

Captain Philipp Lahm and forward Lukas Podolski also have colds and both missed Friday's training as well.

Striker Miroslav Klose did some fitness tests on back problems in the team hotel, while backup goalkeeper Tim Wiese was out with a right knee injury.

Germany and Uruguay meet at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

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