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Ter Stegen set for World Cup 2018 disappointment

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Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen could be set for disappointment at this summer’s World Cup in Russia.

The German has been simply brilliant for Barcelona all season and played a big role in their La Liga victory.

However, he may have to sit and watch the competition from the bench as manager Joachim Low has suggested Manuel Neuer, who’s been injured for most of the season, will go straight back into the team if he’s fit.

“If Manuel Neuer goes to the World Cup, he will go as No.1,” he said.

Source | Sportschau on ARD via Sport

Neuer hasn’t featured for Bayern since September but was back on the bench for their DFB-Pokal final defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt.

Germany have friendlies against Austria and Saudi Arabia before the World Cup which should give Neuer time to prove his fitness.

Neuer is Germany captain so it’s not a huge surprise Low wants him straight back in the team, but it’s still a pretty harsh call on Ter Stegen.