There are conflicting reports over whether Angel Di Maria will start tonight’s Germany-Argentina World Cup Final.
It kicks off at the Maracanà in Rio de Janeiro at the earlier time of 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).
Di Maria limped off with a thigh strain just 33 minutes into the 1-0 quarter-final victory over Belgium last Saturday.
He was back in full training last night, but it remains to be seen whether he’ll be risked from the start in such a decisive match, especially as he was later spotted with an ice pack on his right thigh.
If Di Maria doesn’t get the all-clear, then Enzo Perez will take over in that role.
It has been reported Di Maria spent day and night in a hyperbaric chamber to help the muscle tissue regenerate quicker.