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Neuer back training, says Heynckes, but ‘keeper still in World Cup limbo

By on January 6, 2020

first_img0Shares0000Injured Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is fighting to get fit in time for the 2018 World Cup © AFP/Archives / GUENTER SCHIFFMANNMINICH, Germany, Apr 6 – Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer “did well” in a first training session since fracturing his foot but remains in limbo in terms of a return to competition, said coach Jupp Heynckes on Friday.“The session went well,” Heynckes said, a day after Neuer put on the gloves for the first time since injuring his foot last September. “Given the circumstances, he’s doing very well. He’s in no pain and his foot is showing no negative signs.”While 32-year-old Neuer is hoping to return in time for the June 14-July 15 World Cup in Russia, Germany coach Joachim Loew has hinted he would not take the Bayern shot-stopper if not fully fit.That could leave Barcelona ‘keeper Marc Andre ter-Stegen as Germany’s number one in Russia.Heynckes, 72, said Bayern are sticking to a plan they have put together with the club’s medical experts.He added: “We will continue to discuss our plan. We will stick to it, then we will see what happens.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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DUFFY EYES SUMMER RETURN – AND BACKS MCGREGOR FOR 1ST ROUND KO

By on December 27, 2019

first_imgJoseph Duffy has predicted a 1st round KO for Conor McGregor.Donegal UFC star Joseph Duffy is eyeing a summer return to the Octagon as he looks to get back to winning ways.Duffy made his UFC debut last March in Dallas – and produced a sensational 1st round KO.He followed that up at the UFC event in Glasgow in July – with another early KO. That led to a headline bout against Dustin Poirier in Dublin in October, but Duffy sustained concussion in sparring and was forced to pull out of the fight.The re-scheduled fight was fixed for January 2nd in Las Vegas, but unfortunately Duffy lost narrowly in a real battle with Poirier.Duffy lost the fight on points, but as always was humble in defeat, and said he would learn from it and move forward.He decided to take a short sabbatical from the cage – but is now eyeing a summer return. Duffy the last fighter to inflict defeat on UFC megastar McGregor is also predicting that the Notorious will KO Nate Diaz in their fight later tonight in Vegas.Duffy said, “I’m not sure at the minute. I’m taking one step at a time. I’ve kind of left it in Firas’ hands, whenever he thinks I’m ready to come back. “I kind of leave my career in the hands of my coaches, Firas and Eric. I trust their judgment. But I think that we are talking Summer.“ “I think Conor knocks him out in the first round. Diaz is game but I think his style really plays into the fight. To be honest, if it finished in first 30 seconds, I wouldn’t be surprised.”DUFFY EYES SUMMER RETURN – AND BACKS MCGREGOR FOR 1ST ROUND KO was last modified: March 5th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DefeatdonegalJoseph DuffyReturnsummerUFClast_img read more

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