Germany hoping Hummels could face Ukraine

2016-06-10 17:00
Mats Hummels (Getty Images)

Evian - Germany are hoping centre-back Mats Hummels could be fit to face Ukraine when the world champions open their Euro 2016 campaign on Sunday.

Hummels has been out since tearing his calf in the German Cup final on May 21 playing for former club Borussia Dortmund, but his recovery at the Germans' base in Evian has gone well.

Germany's assistant coach Thomas Schneider says a decision on whether Hummels is fit to fly to Lille with 'die Mannschaft' for Sunday's match has yet to be made.

But Hummels' inclusion, even off the bench, would ease Germany's woes in defence after Antonio Ruediger was ruled out of the European championship finals on Tuesday with a knee injury.

"Things look good for Mats, he trained for an hour on his own yesterday and he can take part in full team training now," said Schneider in Friday's press conference.

"He will talk to (head coach) Joachim Loew and then a decision will be made whether he comes to the game or he stays back and works here."

Hummels, 27, has won 46 caps for Germany and was a key member of the side which won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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