Boateng rested for USA clash

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Jérôme Boateng will not feature in Germany's friendly meeting with USA in Cologne on Wednesday evening. Following the long and energy-sapping 2014/15 campaign, the FCB defender has been given a couple of extra days' leave prior to the Germans' Euro 2016 qualifier away to Gibraltar on Saturday evening. Bayern duo Bastian Schweinsteiger and Mario Götze are set to face the North Americans.

Neuer voted best keeper

In the annual poll of Bundesliga players conducted by kicker magazine, Manuel Neuer has been named the league's best goalkeeper for the second season in a row with 26.8% of the votes cast. In the category for outfield players, Arjen Robben came second on 23.5% behind Wolfsburg schemer Kevin de Bruyne (52.5%). A total of 183 Bundesliga players responded to the yearly poll.

Super Cup in Wolfsburg

The 2015 German Super Cup between the league champions and the cup winners will take place in Wolfsburg on 1 August, the League Association board of directors has announced. Both Munich and Wolfsburg applied to stage the traditional curtain-raiser to the new season, but the board ultimately opted to uphold a resolution from 2010 whereby the DFB Cup winners, or in the case of a domestic double the Bundesliga runners-up, are the home team in the Super Cup.