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Two Guinea players excused from cup match due to cold

Stuttgart coach Bruno Labbadia is resting two Guinea players in the German Cup match against Bayern Munich because they have yet to get used to the cold temperatures in Germany after playing at the African Cup of Nations

AP, Tuesday 7 Feb 2012
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Guinea and Stuttgart striker Mamadou Bah during a UEFA Europa League game
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Labbadia says Ibrahima Traore and Mamadou Bah “have to get used to the cold temperatures first” before they can play again.

Traore says the cold was “a real shock” upon his return from Gabon following Guinea’s elimination.

The difference in temperature between the countries is nearly 40 degrees Celsius.

Stuttgart hosts Bayern in the quarterfinals of the German Cup on Wednesday.

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