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German FA president returns home for Walter funeral

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SOGWIPO, South Korea, June 18 (Reuters) - German Football Association (DFB) president Gerhard Mayer-Vorfelder said on Tuesday he would leave Germany's World Cup camp to attend the funeral of Fritz Walter.

Walter, who captained West Germany to the 1954 World Cup, died on Monday in Germany, aged 81. No date has been set for the funeral.

It was not clear whether Mayer-Vorfelder, who heads the German delegation, would be back when Germany play the United States in the quarter-finals on Friday in Ulsan, South Korea.

The Germany players will wear black armbands for the game.

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