It is still not looking good for Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer as it has been confirmed that he will be missing in action in the German Cup final according to Coach Jupp Heynckes.

The Germany goalkeeper is in a race against time to recover from a long-term foot injury for next month’s World Cup in Russia.

Neuer, a World Cup winner in 2014, broke a bone in his foot back in September and has not played since, putting his fitness for the tournament in doubt.

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Neuer will be missing when champions Bayern take on VfB Stuttgart in the Bundesliga finale on Saturday, and also against Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Cup final later this month.

Neuer, who has been replaced in the Bayern team by reserve keeper Sven Ulreich, only recently returned to training but had to take another break for a few days.

“Manuel will neither play against (VfB) Stuttgart nor in the Cup final,’’ Heynckes told sports magazine Kicker.