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Manuel Neuer stands Saturday for the first time since september under the bar in an official duel

For the German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is the friendly on Saturday against Austria is of great importance. It is intended that the Bayern-goalkeeper in Klagenfurt the whole match under the bar. On the basis thereof, decides the national coach Joachim Löw or Neuer goes to the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Russia. Löw must by no later than Monday his final list of 23 players submitted to FIFA.

Neuer was almost the entire season on the side because of a breukje in his foot. He ran last year in eight months three times the same injury. The goalkeeper of Bayern played in september, his last official match. Neuer was Monday, half an hour under the bar in the oefenpartijtje of Germany against the own youth squad under 20 years of age (7-1). Wednesday is another game, again with Neuer thirty minutes in the goal.

“He has after his long injury, these games need to be 100 per cent fit,” said goalkeeping coach Andreas Köpke. “He needs to regain confidence in his foot. Saturday against Austria will be a key test. On that basis we’ll decide together whether he goes to the world cup.”

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