No, the entire German team has not been ravaged by the flu

Martin Rose

It's okay, you can relax. Jogi Löw says everyone's fine.

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During his press conference on Wednesday, ahead of Germany's quarterfinal against France, Die Mannschaft's manager Joachim Löw made some comments about seven members of his team suffering from flu-like symptoms.

‘We're constantly having to travel between different climate zones,' said Löw. 'It's understandable that the guys get a bit under the weather, and that it starts to spread.'

Those comments spread around like wildfire, with many wondering if Germany were going to be seriously hindered by nearly a third of their team contracting flu-like symptoms. Because defender Mats Hummels had to sit out a game because of flu-like symptoms, a lot of people assumed the problem was serious.

But apparently, everyone managed to gloss over the part where Löw said 'it's not that bad at the moment. I don't want to over-dramatise it.' He also said that, while 7 players complained of some symptoms, none of them had a fever.

Unfortunately for France, they're going to have to play a pretty healthy Germany team. That's good news for the rest of us, who would like to see a competitive game.

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