Date: 30th April 2006 at 1:07pm
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Michael Owen says he is confident he will be fully match fit for the World Cup in Germany this summer after been given the ‘all clear’ from a scan on his foot on Sunday morning. He seemed to hobble off the pitch at St Andrews on Saturday, but the scan revealed there is no damage.

Owen: ‘The World Cup is six weeks away so I have no doubts I will be fit. We keep ourselves fit, even when we are injured, and in terms of fitness and everything else I have plenty of time to sharpen myself up.

‘I would be disappointed to take six weeks to sharpen up – it should be more like six days.

‘It has been a long four and a half months so far since I last played so I was very keen to get back into the thick of the action. I have trained for quite a while now and it is nice to have been out with the players on the pitch training all week.’