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Sunday, May 3, 1998 Published at 12:00 GMT 13:00 UK

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Key Player - Matthias Sammer

Matthias Sammer is battling back from injury to lead the European Champions in France.

The 30-year-old "Red Hothead" cuts a commanding figure from his position as sweeper.

Sammer was picked for the unified German team after playing 23 times for East Germany. He was part of Germany's 1990 World Cup winning squad and has gone on to earn another 50 caps.

His penalty knocked England out of Euro 96 but he was suspended for the final.

An obsessive athlete, he guided Borussia Dortmund to the European Cup in 1997.

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