Monday, 24 September, 2018


Neuer makes Germany's initial World Cup squad; Petersen, too

Neuer makes Germany's initial World Cup squad; Petersen, too Neuer makes Germany's initial World Cup squad; Petersen, too
Conrad Doyle | 16 May, 2018, 10:50

The 32-year-old Neuer suffered a broken bone in his foot and only returned to training days ago but Germany coach Joachim Loew chose to take 4 keepers to the training camp in the Italian Alps from May 23-June 5. "And after the training camp, we want to talk fair and square". The former Bayern Munich player and Borussia Dortmund legend, who scored the winning goal against Argentina at the final in Brazil has been out of form, and national team coach, Joachim Low, has made a decision to look elsewhere.

Bayern striker Wagner misses out on the tournament as Loew favoured Stuttgart veteran striker Mario Gomez.

Loew opted for Petersen over Bayern Munich forward Sandro Wagner, giving the Freiburg player his first call-up to the national team after an excellent season.

Of this squad list, four will be cut for the final group before the World Cup kicks off in June.

The Borussia Dortmund striker scored in extra time against Argentina in 2014 to seal Germany's fourth World Cup.

"Marco is a special weapon, he has special gifts", Loew said.

There are also places for Manchester City duo Ilkay Gundogan and Leroy Sane, while Freiburg's uncapped Nils Peterson is a surprise inclusion in the 35.

German soccer federation president Reinhard Grindel criticized both players, who have Turkish roots, for posing for the photos, saying Erdogan's repressive control did not correspond with the values cherished by the DFB or football. "Some (of the reaction) seems to be over the top to me".

Germany are in Group F with Mexico, Sweden and South Korea in this summer's tournament in Russian Federation.

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