Report: Netherlands duo Mathijsen and Sneijder available for Germany clash

Mathijsen looks to have recovered from a hamstring injury in time to face Joachim Low's men, while Sneijder will be available for selection after complaining of a pain in his leg

Netherlands defender Joris Mathijsen and playmaker Wesley Sneijder are both expected to be available for their side's Group B encounter with Germany on Wednesday after completing a training session on Sunday.

The Malaga stopper has been struggling with a hamstring injury which ruled him out of the Oranje’s opening match against Denmark on Saturday.

The Dutch starting XI that lost 1-0 to Morten Olsen’s men had a short and peaceful training session, while Mathijsen trained for the full session with the substitutes.

Coach Bert van Marwijk revealed in a press conference on Friday that he was confident that the 32-year-old would be available to face Germany.

He told reporters: “It is going well for him, he is making progress and after speaking with the medical staff I have decided to keep him in the team.”

Meanwhile, Sneijder, who had complained of a pain in his leg after the match and held long discussions with Van Marwijk, trained individually.

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