Lille captain Rio Mavuba hopes to return from injury in the next two to three weeks after drawing inspiration from an unusual source - tennis star
The Spaniard, winner of 11 grand slam titles including seven French Opens, has recently returned from a long-term knee problem - followed by illness - and won two titles including the prestigious Indian Wells Masters in
Mavuba has been absent since 15
"There is a sportsman I really like, Nadal. I have kept an eye on how his return is going.
"Seeing what he went through, there is no reason why I cannot get back to my best. That certainly inspires me."
USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann said he is relishing going up against his
former assistant Joachim Low when the Stars and Stripes play Germany at
the 2014 World Cup.