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Bougherra fit for World Cup
Published : 28 May 2010 09:18:59
Madjid Bougherra has declared himself fit for Algeria's World Cup campaign.
The Rangers defender, who missed the end of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League season with a calf injury, took part in his country's training session on Thursday ahead of Friday night's friendly with the Republic of Ireland.
The 27-year-old will sit that game out, but said in the Scottish Sun: "I am fine now and there will be no problem for the World Cup. I won't play against Ireland but I will play next week (against UAE) and everything is good with the injury."
He added: "There's no danger of me missing our opening game against Slovenia.
"I've had problems with the calf injury but everything is good now. I didn't do a full session on Thursday night but I will train with the boys for the first time on Monday.
"They're being careful with me but I'll play in Germany next Friday."