Bayern Munich goalkeeper Neuer has been out of motion since September resulting from a foot damage, placing his World Cup place unsure.
— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) June 2, 2018
Nevertheless, Germany’s goalkeeping coach Andreas Kopke stated previous to the sport that Neuer would face Austria and nationwide boss Joachim Low has chosen the 32-year-old to start out in Klagenfurt.
Neuer’s probabilities of going to the World Cup as Low’s first alternative goalkeeper seemed to be boosted after he was handed the primary shirt when Die Mannschaft’s squad numbers have been confirmed.
Nils Petersen will make his worldwide debut within the fixture, whereas Premier League stars Mesut Ozil, Leroy Sane and Antonio Rudiger are additionally included within the XI.
Neuer and Co. have been made to attend even longer for the sport to start, nonetheless, as dangerous climate pressured kick-off to be moved from 18:00 CEST to 18:35 initially, earlier than an extra delay occurred.
Germany full their preparations for the match with a pleasant in opposition to Saudi Arabia in Leverkusen on June eight.