MOSCOW, June 3 (Sputnik) – Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has been cleared by doctors to play at the 2018 FIFA World Cup this summer, Bundesliga said on their official website on Sunday.
Neuer joined the team after his 8-month recovery for a friendly in Klagenfurt on Saturday, resulting in his team losing 2-1 to Austria. The 32-year-old underwent an MRI scan the day after the match which confirmed that he is fit to travel to Russia for this summer’s tournament.
“I can confirm that today, as planned, Manuel Neuer had a final medical check. From a medical point of view, he is all well,” team’s spokesperson Jens Grittner told journalists.
Neuer, who has been Germany’s main goalkeeper for more than eight years and was named in Joachim Low’s preliminary World Cup squad this year, was out since September 2017 due to the foot fracture.
The 32-year-old has been capped by his country 74 times, helping the team win the 2014 FIFA World Cup when he was awarded the Golden Glove for being the best goalkeeper of the tournament.
Russia’s first-ever FIFA World Cup will be held from June 14 to July 15 at 12 arenas in 11 cities across the country.
Germany will face Mexico, Sweden and South Korea in Group F.