Germany's coach Joachim Loew addresses a press conference at their training grounds in Evian-les-Bains, eastern France, on July 4, 2016, during the Euro 2016 football tournament. / AFP / PATRIK STOLLARZ
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Despite a mounting injury list, Germany coach Joachim Loew is relishing facing the Euro 2016 hosts in Thursday's semifinal under the motto "Bring on France".Loew's cause for optimism over the Marseille semifinal is not obvious with three key players definitely ruled out, while captain Bastian Schweinsteiger is doubtful with a new knee injury.As Loew acknowledged, France were buoyed by Sunday's 5-2 hammering of minnows Iceland in their quarterfinal.Loew was very clear that Schweinsteiger, who has a strained knee, will only face France if fully fit.Loew refused to be drawn about the mistake he referred to – passing it off from earlier in his career as a club coach.
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