Slovakia's Martin Skrtel is nearing fitness

08:56, June 11, 2010      

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Martin Skrtel of Slovakia is nearing fitness as he is recovering from injury before the start of the World Cup finals.

The 25-year-old Liverpool defender has been unable to train with his team since their arrival in South Africa on Wednesday, but is expected to step up his work tomorrow as coach Vladimir Weiss prepares for Tuesday's opening Group F clash with New Zealand in Rustenburg.

Asked about his squad, Weiss said: "All are healthy, although Martin Skrtel still on Wednesday prepared individually.

"But he is now almost completely healthy and on Friday, he will no longer be training without the ball."

Source:Xinhua
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