Germany's first-choice goalkeeper has been at the Bundesliga's most successful club, Bayern Munich, since 2011. He made his Bundesliga debut as a 20-year-old with Schalke in 2006,
The German goalkeeper, who came up through the Schalke academy, has a long list of achievements to his name, including Bundesliga titles with Bayern Munich, the 2014 World Cup, and being named Philip Lahm's successor as captain of the national team.
Germany's clash with Saudi Arabia is Jogi Löw's final chance to tweak his team before the World Cup kicks off in Russia next week. DW outlines the three most pressing issues he needs to resolve before boarding the plane.
Joachim Löw confirmed his final 23-man squad for the 2018 Football World Cup. Manuel Neuer travels to Russia as Germany's first-choice goalkeeper while Bernd Leno, Jonathan Tah, Leroy Sané and Nils Petersen are left out.
With Manuel Neuer looking certain to be on the plane to Russia, the main choice facing Joachim Löw is whether to take Nils Petersen or Mario Gomez as back-up striker. DW's Michael Da Silva expects Gomez to get the nod.
With just over two weeks left until they open their World Cup defense, several questions still hang over Germany's squad. Manuel Neuer must prove his fitness against Austria while Joachim Löw has tough choices to make.
It's the seventh day of training camp in South Tyrol and the Germany team had to move: non-stop rain had flooded the stadium in Eppan, so coach Joachim Löw and his squad had to move to a smaller pitch. Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was with the team, but his fitness is still a concern for the coaching staff.
Members of the German national team have gathered in Italy for their training camp to prepare for the World Cup. Coach Joachim Löw, who has invited 27 players to camp, must cut four of them before the tournament.
Other German goalkeepers have done more to merit a place on the plane to Russia for this summer's World Cup. Were Joachim Löw to stick with Manuel Neuer, it would be a sentimental decision, argues DW's Matt Ford.
Manuel Neuer won't play in Bayern Munich's last Bundesliga game, according to Jupp Heynckes. Neuer has been out since September and a former Bayern physio says he won't be fit until the World Cup knockout stages.