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    Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer a late scratch for England, Azerbaijan matches due to calf injury

    Mar 21, 2017
    Germany has conceded no goals in four World Cup qualifying games thanks to goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. AP

    BERLIN — Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has pulled out of the upcoming games against England and Azerbaijan because of calf problems.

    Neuer, who played a full game for Bayern Munich at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Sunday (Monday, Manila time), will remain in Munich for treatment.

    The German soccer federation says coach Joachim Loew has called up Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Kevin Trapp in the 30-year-old Neuer's place. Trapp has been called up for the squad before but has yet to appear for Germany.

    World champion Germany plays England in a friendly in Dortmund on Wednesday before facing Azerbaijan in a World Cup qualifier in Baku on March 26.

    Germany leads Group C with four wins from four games with 16 goals scored and none conceded.

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    Germany has conceded no goals in four World Cup qualifying games thanks to goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. AP
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