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  • 22 April 2010, 9:09

Football club trained on autobahn

Fulham were forced to have a training session on the German autobahn on their way to their Europa League semi-final with Hamburg.

The team had to drive across Europe because of the volcanic ash crisis, and an accident on the motorway resulted in the team coach being stuck in a three-hour traffic jam.

Roy Hodgson's men were nearing the end of a 17-hour trip, so the Fulham boss took advantage of the delay by conducting a light workout by the side of the road.

Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer said: "It's not ideal preparation but it was good to get out and stretch.

"Whether you come by bus or plane it's going to be difficult to get to a final.

"We have clocked up the miles and this time it hasn't been the best but we're professionals and just have to get on with it."