Manuel Neuer pulls out of Germany squad, Kevin Trapp called up
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has pulled out of the Germany squad for their international fixtures against England and Azerbaijan with calf muscle problems.
Neuer, 30, an ever-present in the Bundesliga for Bayern this season, kept his fourth successive league clean sheet in Sunday's 1-0 win at Borussia Monchengladbach.
However, he will not meet up with the Germany squad in Dortmund due to injury, opting to remain in Munich for treatment instead.
Uncapped Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Kevin Trapp, 26, has been called into Joachim Low's squad, while Bernd Leno of Bayer Leverkusen and Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen are expected to battle it out for the No. 1 jersey in Neuer's absence.
Mark Lovell covers Bayern Munich for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter: @LovellLowdown.