Thursday, 23 September, 2021

Neuer, Mueller ruled out of WC qualifier

Neuer, Mueller ruled out of WC qualifier

Germany captain Manuel Neuer and forward Thomas Mueller are both injured and ruled out of Thursday's World Cup qualifier against minnows Liechtenstein.

Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno will deputise for Neuer, who sat out training all week with an ankle knock.

Coach Hansi Flick is hopeful he will be fit for for their next qualifier against Armenia in Stuttgart.

Neuer's Bayern Munich team-mate Mueller is suffering an adductor injury and misses all three Group J games against Liechtenstein, Armenia and Iceland next Wednesday.

Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus or Chelsea forward Kai Havertz could deputise.