Germany’s Neuer to play against Denmark

Germany captain Manuel Neuer will be in goal for Wednesday’s game against Denmark but the reserve keepers could get a chance in Germany’s second Euro 2020 tune-up next week against Latvia.

Goalkeeper coach Andreas Koepke said on Monday at the team training camp in Austria that Bayern Munich’s Neuer would earn his 99th cap against the Danes in Innsbruck.

He said there was no decision yet who would be between the posts on June 7 in Dusseldorf against Latvia. Bernd Leno of Arsenal and Eintracht Frankfurt’s Kevin Trapp are the other goalkeepers in the squad.

Koepke also said the coaching staff would decide after the Seefeld camp whether there would be “a clear number 2” behind Neuer or whether Leno and Trapp would alternate as first reserve man at the Euros where Germany play world champions France, title holders Portugal and Hungary in the group stage.

Koepke also confirmed that Arminia Bielefeld’s Stefan Ortega has been “placed on stand-by” should another goalkeeper be needed at the June 11-July 11 tournament.

Regular second choice Marc Andre ter Stegen is missing the Euros for injury reasons.

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