World Goalkeeper of the Year Manuel Neuer has withdrawn from the Die Mannschaft squad for Wednesday’s friendly against England in Dortmund (20:45 CET) and the World Cup qualifier in Baku against Azerbaijan on Sunday (18:00 CEST). The 30-year-old goalkeeper will be treated for calf problems at his club FC Bayern München.
After consultation with goalkeeping coach Andreas Köpke, Joachim Löw has decided to call up Kevin Trapp as Neuer’s replacement. The Paris Saint-Germain keeper has featured in the senior squad before, but is yet to win a Germany cap. Trapp, who played eleven times at U21 level, will join up with the squad today in Kamen close to Dortmund.