German national team goes sailing with Swiss explorer

German national soccer players Lukas Podolski, from left, Benedikt Hoewedes, Roman Weidenfeller, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Mario Goetze and Andre Schuerrle sit on a boat in Santo Andre near Porto Seguro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. The German team got some motivation help from explorer and adventurer Mike Horn during a sailing outing near their camp on Brazil's Atlantic coast

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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.
— Associated Press

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