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Neuer in Bayern's cup final squad after eight months out

AFP  |  Berlin 

Manuel Neuer's hopes received a boost on Friday when Munich announced he is in their squad for the German Cup final after eight months on the sidelines.

The 32-year-old and goalkeeper has not played since his foot last September, but has made the squad for tomorrow's final against Eintracht Frankfurt.

Neuer is expected to start on the bench at with in goal for

has recovered from to make the flight to Berlin, but is out with a groin strain.

Making the cup final squad is a significant boost to Neuer's hopes of being fit for Germany's opening match on June 17 against in

Neuer has been included in the extended squad for 2018, but will need to prove his fitness at a fortnight-long training camp which starts on Tuesday in

plays friendlies away to in Klagenfurt on June 2 and home to in Leverkusen on June 8 before the team flies to on June 12.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 19:00 IST