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Except Mustafi, all Germany players fit to play in World Cup quarterfinal match against France

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PORTO SEGURO, Brazil — With the exception of backup defender Shkodran Mustafi, all Germany players have been cleared to play in the World Cup quarterfinal match against France on Friday in Rio de Janeiro.

PHOTO: Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger receives treatment during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Germany and Algeria at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Monday, June 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger receives treatment during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Germany and Algeria at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Monday, June 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Mustafi tore a hamstring muscle in the match against Algeria and has been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament. He will remain with the team.

Assistant coach Andreas Koepke says backup midfielder Christoph Kramer had a light fever on Wednesday but was expected to be available. And central defender Mats Hummels has recovered from the flu, which forced him to miss the 2-1 extra-time victory over Algeria on Monday.

Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger had cramps and had to be substituted late in that game but Koepke says he has recovered.

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PHOTO: Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger receives treatment during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Germany and Algeria at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Monday, June 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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