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World Cup boost for Germany as Neuer returns to training after injury

Germany is set to open Group F with a clash against Mexico on June 17, at the Luzhinki stadium in the Russian capital Moscow

IANS  |  Eppan (Italy) 

Manuel Neuer posted the photo on Twitter when he was injured last year. (Photo: @Manuel_Neuer)
Manuel Neuer posted the photo on Twitter when he was injured last year. (Photo: @Manuel_Neuer)

Defending FIFA champions Germany stretched their legs Thursday in a training exercise in the north of Italy, with just over three weeks until they embark on a campaign to defend their title when Russia hosts the competition next month.

Germany is set to open Group F with a clash against Mexico on June 17, at the Luzhinki stadium in the Russian capital Moscow, reports Efe.

German fans would be relieved to see world-class goalkeeper at the training ground in Eppan, in Italy's South Tyrol region, as Bayern Munich's pair of safe hands has only just recovered from what was his second metatarsal break in six months.

Joachim Loew, the squad's head coach spoke with the press after the session.

One of the favourites to win in Russia, Germany must navigate a reasonably difficult group that includes as well as Mexico, South Korea and Sweden.

First Published: Fri, May 25 2018. 17:42 IST