France vs Germany World Cup 2014 preview: Joachim Low's men have recovered from illness in time for quarter-final in Rio de Janeiro

Seven of his players had been struggling after outbreak of flu in the German camp

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Germany manager Joachim Low has confirmed that the seven unnamed players who were struggling with the flu have now fully recovered.

Earlier this week a number Low told German radio station ARD that his players were laid low after an outbreak.

But he can now rely on a full compliment of players for the quarter-final against neighbours France after confirming at his press conference that his players were back to fitness.

"One third of our team were complaining about sore throats," Low said.

"We were contaminated and have problems and need to see how that develops. Mats Hummels had a fever but from [Wednesday] all players are able to train. They’re still slightly suffering but no feeling of exhaustion. Hopefully they stay stable and there is no worsening.

"Bastian Schweinsteiger and Khedira recovered well. They had a break so are in excellent condition. Both are in good shape and able to play.

"Hummels can play. He was able to train with the team and he told me he no longer feels tired and could be perfectly fit."

Germany have not lost to France in a major tournament since the 1958 World Cup and Germany were victorious when the teams last met in February last year, winning 2-1 at the Stade de France.

"There is no pressure," said France manager Didier Deschamps.

"I have nothing to tell the players. They are thrilled they are playing in a quarter-final of a World Cup, that’s all. History is what it has always been. We will try to make our own history."