overcome European rivals France in their quarter-final clash on Friday
The Germans topped their group, yet needed extra-time to defeat African opponents Algeria in their Last 16 clash on Monday.
Low did not reveal much to journalists when asked whether he would
make changes to his squad that started Die Mannschaft’s last encounter.
“We contemplate what’s best for the team ahead of every match,” said the national boss.
Seven players in his squad had reportedly fallen ill during the week,
yet Low insists they should all be available for the match at the
“A third of the players had a sore throat [on Wednesday],” said the German tactician.
“But nobody had fever, and they all trained.”
Low also indicated that regular centre-back Mats Hummels would be
available, after missing out in the fixture against Algeria due to flu.
“He no longer has fever [flu], and does not feel tired anymore,” said Low. “He will be fit to play.”
Despite a less-than-impressive display against Algeria, Low feels his
side have done well to reach the quarter-finals, and is adamant his
side will make it to the next stage of the competition.
“We might have not shown our best, but we fought well against Algeria,” he said.
“No team has peaked until now. It’s not always possible to show top performances. Mistakes happen.
“But we have reached the quarterfinals, and we will reach the last four.”
Kick-off between Germany and France is scheduled for 6pm South African time in Rio de Janeiro.