Bayern Munich stars Manuel Neuer and Leon Goretzka test positive for COVID-19 and will miss Germany’s Nations League clash with England

    Manuel Neuer and Leon Goretzka will miss Germany’s Nations League clash with England next week after the pair tested positive for Covid-19.

    The Bayern Munich pair have been forced to isolate and will leave their team hotel, the German Football Association (DFB) announced on Wednesday.

    Neuer and Goretzka both tested positive for Covid-19

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    Neuer and Goretzka both tested positive for Covid-19

    Hoffenheim keeper Oliver Baumann has been called up as a replacement while Wolfsburg midfielder Maximilian Arnold has also been drafted in.

    Borussia Dortmund’s Julian Brandt has also left the camp with a non-Covid related illness.

    A statement from the DFB read: “Leon Goretzka (27) and Manuel Neuer (36) tested positive for the Coronavirus on Wednesday morning.

    “Both national players from FC Bayern Munchen were isolated, and will leave the team hotel. Due to a positive coronavirus test within one of the players’ private circles, the medical team conducted a rapid antigen test on the whole national team.

    Flick has been forced to make late changes to his Germany squad

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    Flick has been forced to make late changes to his Germany squad

    “All members of the coaching staff and the team are required to test negative before travelling. Confirmed contacts of both players will be tested daily.”

    Germany host Hungary in Leipzig on Friday before travelling to Wembley to face England next Monday.

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