Badnews in the German camp ahead of the World Cup. Barcelona’s German goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen was unable to catch the plane on time for the pre-World Cup preparation camp.
The four-time world champion is camping in Oman to adapt to the hot weather in the Middle East in preparation for the World Cup. The goalkeeper missed the flight with the team due to a gastrointestinal infection. This was reported by the German team on Monday (November 14).
Germany’s World Cup squad was due to assemble at a Frankfurt hotel on Sunday to travel to Oman. They were then scheduled to travel to Oman together on Monday. But Ter Stegen remained in Frankfurt due to a gastrointestinal infection. Badnews in the German.
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In this regard, the German team tweeted, ‘Ter Stegen could not catch the flight to Oman with the team to join the short camp of the World Cup today (Monday) due to gastrointestinal infection. He is currently based in Frankfurt and will join the team as soon as it is confirmed.’
Tar Stegan has played 30 matches in Germany’s jersey so far. Originally, he played as a backup to the main goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in the German team. The 2017 Confederations Cup was the only tournament where he was the main goalkeeper.
Germany will play a friendly against Oman on Wednesday before their World Cup opener against Japan on November 23.