Del Bosque expects Puyol to recover in time for Germany clash

09:10, July 05, 2010      

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Spain's Joan Capdevila reacts after teammate Carles Puyol (L) and Portugal's Hugo Almeida (R) collided on the pitch during the 2010 World Cup second round soccer match at Green Point stadium in Cape Town June 29, 2010. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Carles Puyol is not in danger of missing Spain's semifinal clash with Germany in Durban on Wednesday despite being substituted in his side's quarter-final victory over Paraguay, coach Vicente del Bosque said on Saturday.

Puyol was replaced six minutes from time at Ellis Park in Johannesburg after complaining of blurred vision, the Spain coach said.

"He momentarily lost his vision but felt better on the bench so I don't think he'll have any trouble being fit for the next match," Del Bosque was quoted as saying.

Source: Xinhua

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