Football: Bayern unveil ICC Singapore squad, Robben, Ribbery included but Neuer left behind to recover from injury

Bayern Munich's defender Philipp Lahm (front) celebrates the first goal with Bayern Munich's Dutch midfielder Arjen Robben (left) and teammates, on May 20, 2017.
Bayern Munich's defender Philipp Lahm (front) celebrates the first goal with Bayern Munich's Dutch midfielder Arjen Robben (left) and teammates, on May 20, 2017.PHOTO: AFP

The likes of Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery and 2014 World Cup winner Thomas Muller are set to dazzle at the National Stadium for the International Champions Cup (ICC) later this month.

Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich announced the squad consisting of 18 first-team players and several reserve and under-19 players yesterday.

The Bavarian giants will square off against Premier League champions Chelsea and Italian Serie A side Inter Milan in the July 25-29 event.

Fans, however, will not have a chance to catch Germany's No. 1 goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in action due to his metatarsal injury. He will join fellow absentee Eden Hazard, with the Blues winger still recovering from ankle surgery.

In addition to Neuer, the Bayern players at the Confederations Cup (Joshua Kimmich, Sebastian Rudy, Niklas Sule, Arturo Vidal) plus under-21 Euro champion Serge Gnabry will not travel either. The quintet will be enjoying a well-deserved rest following Germany's title-winning runs at both events.

Bayern have reigned in the Bundesliga - winning the domestic title five times in a row. But Carlos Ancelotti's men had a fairly underwhelming season last term - losing to arch-rivals Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup semi-final and failing to reach the top four of the Champions League.

The team will use this tournament as an opportunity to gear up for next season.

Tickets for ICC Singapore are priced from $40 to $188 and are available at Sports Hub Tix.


BAYERN MUNICH SQUAD FOR ICC SINGAPORE

Christian Fruchtl

Tom Starke

David Alaba

Juan Bernat

Jerome Boateng

Rafinha

Marco Friedl

Javi Martinez

Mats Hummels

Kingsley Coman

Douglas Costa

Renato Sanches

Corentin Tolisso

Thiago Alcantara

Franck Ribery

Arjen Robben

Thomas Muller

Robert Lewandowski

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 08, 2017, with the headline 'Bayern unveil ICC Singapore squad'. Print Edition | Subscribe