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2014 World Cup: Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer shakes off shoulder injury

Published on: 12 June 2014
Manuel Neuer

Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is expected to be fit to face Portugal in his side's World Cup opener on Monday.

The 28-year-old participated in a full training session on Wednesday for the first time since turning out for Bayern Munich in the DFB-Pokal final in May after being sidelined by a shoulder injury.

However, despite this layoff, Germany goalkeeper coach Andreas Kopke is confident that Neuer will be ready to take his spot between the posts come Monday.

"Manuel's going to train fully today so that he can get a feel for his shoulder," Kopke said at a press conference on Monday.

"Things are going in the right direction for him. Manuel is experienced enough and we're constantly discussing how his shoulder feels.

"It's not the case that he doesn't have faith in it. Manuel is fully fit."

Germany find themselves pooled with Portugal, Ghana and the USA in the challenging Group G.


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  • AK 47 says:
    June 12, 2014 10:10 pm
  • martina says:
    July 25, 2014 10:05 am
    He miraculosly recovered from his shoulder injury in time for the world cup using the methods of Bayern's controversial Doctor Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt who uses Actovegin, a substance which is illegal in the USA. Hope his patients don't get Lou Gehrig's disease! Lou-Gehrig-Syndrom ! Amyotrophische Lateralsklerose oder Myatrophe Lateralsklerose genann !