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Neuer to miss Italy friendly

Published:Monday | March 28, 2016 | 5:29 PM


Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will miss today's friendly international against Italy because of a stomach bug.

The German football federation says Neuer has been sent home after consultations with team doctors.

The federation did not say who will replace Neuer, who turned 30 on Sunday. But coach Joachim Lˆw has three more goalkeepers in the squad - rookies Bernd Leno and Kevin Trapp, plus Marc-AndrÈ ter Stegen of Barcelona, who has four caps.

Stand-in captain Sami Khedira, who plays for Juventus, also missed yesterday's training and underwent a recovery session in the team's hotel.