June 10, 2014

PORTO SEGURO, Brazil (AP) 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.

Horn talked about his exploits, such as the solo circumnavigation of the Arctic Circle and a North Pole expedition.

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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