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Injured Ballack out of World Cup

Germany captain Michael Ballack has been ruled out of this summer's World Cup because of the right ankle injury he suffered in Saturday's FA Cup final. The 33-year-old Chelsea midfielder has made 98 appearances for his country and played in the last two World Cups.

A scan revealed a partially torn ligament but it is expected to be eight weeks before he can resume training and Germany's first match is on 13 June. He was injured after a challenge by Portsmouth's Kevin-Prince Boateng.

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zico5028d ago

Sorry Germany, but you have no chance in this world cup....Holland,Spain and Argentina are gonna fight for the world cup titel...only 25 days to go.....:-)