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Schweinsteiger fit to kick off campaign

Bastian Schweinsteiger is expected to feature for Germany today when they open their World Cup campaign, despite having been airlifted to hospital yesterday to assess a knee injury.

The midfielder - whose side face Portugal this afternoon - was taken to hospital to have a scan on his knee, having hurt himself at the team's training camp last month. However, a spokesperson for the German national team was adamant that Schweinsteiger was only being given a check up for insurance purposes and was not a fitness doubt for the Group G opener.

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