World Cup 2014: Legendary Oliver Kahn Says Manuel Neur is World's Best Goalkeeper

He is revered as one of the greatest goalkeepers of football but Oliver Kahn says Germany's present custodian - Manuel Neuer - has shown why is the best in the business currently.

updated: July 06, 2014 11:05 IST
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Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer saves the ball during the quarter-final football match between France and Germany at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro .


Santo Andre: 'Icecube' Manuel Neuer has been dubbed 'the best goalkeeper in the world' by Oliver Kahn as Germany's star shot-stopper prepares for Tuesday's World Cup semi-final against Brazil.

The 28-year-old has played a key part in Germany's run to the last four of Brazil 2014 by dominating his penalty area and pulling off a string of key saves. (Also read: Coach Loew says 'Germany ready for the next step')

Neuer has shown great timing and judgement by frequently cutting out long passes or crosses with runs out of his own area, often acting more like an extra defender.

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