Football

Neuer after nine months back

After almost nine months of absence makes Manuel Neuer his official comeback. The German goalkeeper starts Saturday night under the bar in the friendly against Austria. Neuer should be in Klagenfurt to coach Joachim Löw to show that he is ready for the world cup.

Manuel Neuer

The goalkeeper of Bayern Munich ran at the end of september a breukje in his foot, for the third time already that year. Months of rehabilitation followed. Neuer was hoping this season is still speelminuten for Bayern, but so far it didn’t. He keepte this week during the training camp of the ‘Mannschaft’ in the South Tyrol up to two times a half hour during oefenpotjes against the national youth squad under 20 years of age.

In and against Austria makes Neuer his real comeback, exactly 599 days after his last international game in October 2016. “On this basis, we decide whether he goes to the world cup”, said goalkeeping coach Andreas Köpke earlier in the week. If Neuer proves fit enough, he is at the world cup in principle again the number 1 under the crossbar at the world champion. Attacker Nils Petersen, SC Freiburg) is making his debut with the Germans.

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