FIFA World Cup: German Team Gets a Visit From Explorer Mike Horn

The German team is a determined force this FIFA World Cup. Their morale has been further bolstered by Mike Horn who met the players when they went sailing.

Updated: June 11, 2014 15:24 IST
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Porto Seguro: Germany's World Cup squad got some motivational help from explorer and adventurer Mike Horn on Tuesday during a sailing outing near their camp on Brazil's Atlantic coast. (More images here)

Germany World Cup Sailing

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Horn talked about his exploits, such as the solo circumnavigation of the Arctic Circle and a North Pole expedition. (Also read: Carnival or chaos? FIFA World Cup poised for kick-off)

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Germany captain Philipp Lahm was impressed, saying it was "incredible what the human body can achieve."

Lahm said the presentation by the South African-born Swiss explorer showed that "we must be well prepared, and have to respect the opponent."

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