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Manuel Neuer breaks FIFA World Cup record with Germany during game against Costa Rica

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer broke a FIFA World Cup record during Germany's Group E game against Costa Rica on Thursday, December 1. Neuer became the highest-capped goalkeeper in the history of the tournament as he started the game.

Neuer made his World Cup debut back in 2010. His debut came against unexpected circumstances after Rene Adler was injured ahead of the tournament in South Africa.

Then-Schalke 04 goalkeeper Neuer impressed the world with his spectacular performances between the sticks. He has been the country's number-one choice since.

Neuer was crucial as Germany lifted the FIFA World Cup trophy in 2014, winning the Golden Glove that year. Eight years later, he is now the most-capped goalkeeper in the history of the tournament.

The clash against Costa Rica also marked Manuel Neuer's 117th appearance for the German national team.

The veteran is still one of the best goalkeepers in the world and has managed to maintain his status as the nation's first-choice goalkeeper even at the age of 36. The likes of Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and Kevin Trapp have been kept at bay by the brilliant Bayern Munich custodian.

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