Ronaldo looks fit for final

 

Ronaldo today appeared to prove his fitness for Sunday's World Cup final against Germany as he came through Brazil's training session in Yokohama.

The forward was forced to come off during the quarter-final victory against England with a thigh injury and was not at his sharpest in the first half of the semi-final win against Turkey.

He exploded into action shortly after the break to score the winner but was taken off as a precautionary move with 23 minutes left.

Ronaldo revealed after the match that he had "felt muscle pain in my lower leg and thigh, so my only plans are to recover in time for the final".

However, he showed no signs of any injury concerns as the squad took part in a 90-minute full training session today.

Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari unashamedly worked with his intended line-up for the final, with Ronaldinho set to return to the side after a one-game ban at the expense of Edilson.

That means former Middlesbrough midfielder Juninho, who had started the tournament, is likely to miss out on the starting XI again after losing his place to Kleberson against England.

Scolari painstakingly worked through set-pieces with the first-choice players, who also practised penalties, while the 'reserve' side were left to train at the other end of the pitch.