Rojo leaves training early but should be fit for final

RIO DE JANEIRO - Argentina defender Marcos Rojo cut short training on Friday with pains in his left shin and right ankle but should still be fine for the World Cup final, Argentine sports newspaper Ole reported.

The squad were holding a final training session at their base in Belo Horizonte before flying to Rio de Janeiro on Saturday for the World Cup final against Germany the next day. Rojo, 24, who has been a key component of Argentina's miserly defence and also grabbed a goal off his knee against Nigeria, left his team mates early, the newspaper said.

Friday's training session was closed-door, and there was no word from Argentina's team spokesmen of a scare for Rojo. Ole said that he was probably being protected by cautious coaches and would hopefully not be at risk of missing Sunday's game at the Maracana stadium. "He wouldn't miss the final for anything it's not the case of a 'red alert'," it said, in a play on Rojo's name which means red.

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