Sport compact: Waldschmidt can laugh again after facial fracture surgery


From "A" like American football over "F" like football to "Z" like decathlon: the world of sport is diverse. Every day, somewhere on the globe, more or less significant events take place which, due to the dominance of fewer sports, are quickly drowned out and receive no real attention.

November 19: Waldschmidt can laugh again after facial fracture

Football international Luca Waldschmidt has reported from the sickbed three days after the violent clash in the European Championship qualifier against Belarus. Via Instagram, the 23-year-old reported with a tedious smile to his fans. "The OP went well & I can almost laugh again," said the Freiburger. Waldschmidt had collided with the opposing goalkeeper and had contracted a midface fracture as well as injuries to his right knee and ankle. With a quote from Pink Panther, he announces that he will soon be hunting for goals again. "Today is not every day, I'll be back, no question.

November 19: 26-year-old MMA fighter dies in the UK

In a mixed martial arts (MMA) competition in Southampton, the 26-year-old fighter Saeideh "Sai" Aletaha has died, according to the BBC and the Daily Mail newspaper. The incident occurred therefore already on Saturday. In a Fast and Furious Fight Series (FFS) event, the fighter was seriously injured in the head. According to the police, the British-Iranian athlete died in the hospital. She initiated investigations into the death. Friends and colleagues expressed their grief over social media.

The FFS wrote in a Facebook post: "The thoughts are of course addressed to all family members, friends and teammates. If someone needs assistance, please come to us or your coaches." All participants were prepared for being injured. It's rare, but it would still take precautions. "Safety has not come up short in any of our 19 shows," continues the organizer.

November 18: Markus Gisdol becomes coach at 1. FC Köln – Horst Heldt becomes sports director

The search for personnel at 1. FC Köln is over. Markus Gisdol follows as coach at the table penultimate of the Bundesliga on Achim Beierlorzer. Also surprising is now Horst Heldt new sports director and thus successor to Armin Veh. Gisdol and Heldt each receive a contract until June 30, 2021. This was announced by the Cologne after the training of professionals. Both should be presented on Tuesday in Cologne. On Saturday, the Cologne compete in the table second RB Leipzig.

Gisdol and Heldt had already worked together at FC Schalke 04 in 2011/2012. At that time Gisdol was co-trainer under Ralf Rangnick and Huub Stevens, Heldt worked as a manager on Schalke. In Cologne, it is for Gisdol, the 2013 2013 1899 Hoffenheim and 2017 had saved the Hamburger SV from relegation, again only to the class whereabouts.

The FC had separated after the 1: 2 against Hoffenheim ten days ago by Beierlorzer, who has since hired in the also relegation-threatened FSV Mainz. Even the former sports chief Veh had to go. The successor search is difficult so far.

In the coach's question, interim sports chief Frank Aehlig had initially picked up a rejection at Bruno Labbadia, then Pal Dardai had canceled on the weekend. Gisdol thus applies at best only as a C solution of Cologne.

In the sports director search Heldt was early as a favorite on the Veh successor. The exempted in April at Hannover 96 Heldt but initially got as well as Erik Stoffelshaus – previously manager at Lokomotiv Moscow – in the many FC committees no majority.

November 18: Handballer collapses and dies

In a match of the Verbandsliga on Saturday evening a handball player of the SG Überruhr collapsed unconscious. As the "Westdeutsche Zeitung" reports, the 32-year-old was revived on the floor first. Accordingly, the man died in a hospital the next day. After a few minutes of play – at the score of 2: 3 – the Essener collapsed loudly "WZ" without any external influence. The deceased should have played in his career, including for the traditional club TuSEM food. In a Facebook post, DJK Unitas Haan also expressed his sympathy.

November 18: Aue invites Hoeness to home game

With a neat shitty humor, second division football Erzgebirge Aue has responded to a verbal swipe by former Bayern president Uli Hoeness. "Of course we invite Uli Hoeneß to our home game against Sandhausen so that he will not only have to track goals from us on the radio," said Aue CEO Michael Voigt in the "Bild". In his farewell speech on Friday, Hoeneß had been carried away by an unfortunate statement: "When I hear in the car: Aue shoots a goal against Sandhausen, do I have to know that … (…) That there are people in Munich who are on their pension can not live – that's important, "said Hoeneß in the Munich Olympiahalle. "We made it as an Aue in his speech," said Voigt, rather than worry about the content. "… in this hectic time we do well to be able to smile about us," said Voigt. The current fifth in the table receives Sandhausen on the 26th matchday between 12 and 16 March 2020 in Lößnitzgrund.

November 18: Verstappen wins in São Paulo, debacle for Ferrari

Dutch Max Verstappen has won the penultimate race of the Formula 1 season. In view of another chapter in the internal Ferrari dispute between Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc Verstappens third season win was not much more than a side note. In his 100th Grand Prix for the Scuderia Vettel stood frustrated in the gravel instead of cheering over the finish line to drive. With five laps to go, he wanted to counter an overtaking maneuver of his Monegasque teammate. He did not give in, the cars touched and Leclerc raced with a puncture in the gravel. A little later also rolled Vettel Ferrari only on the rim of the asphalt of Interlagos. Verstappen moved past Leclerc to third place in the drivers' championship. Vettel is ahead of the season finale (December 1, Dubai) eleven points behind the Monegassen in fifth place.

The 23-year-old Frenchman Pierre Gasly, who drove his Toro Rosso into the podium for the first time in Brazil despite a turbulent final phase, caused a positive surprise. Third place went to Carlos Sainz jr. in the McLaren Renault. Nico Hulkenberg finished 15th in the finish.

November 17: Mass crash overshadows season finale of Motorcycle World Championship

A mass crash overshadowed the final World Championship race in the Moto3 season. The Italian Dennis Foggia drove unchecked on Sunday at the racetrack in Valencia in the machine of a competitor and was hurled over the handlebar of his KTM. The 18-year-old protégé from Valentino Rossi's junior academy was treated at the track and then taken to the hospital. The machine had caught fire after the impact.

After the restart, there were more crashes. Only 21 out of 31 riders saw the checkered flag. The victory was won by the Spaniard Sergio Garcia. Andrea Migno (Italy) and World Championship rookie Xavier Artigas (Spain) completed the podium. The Italian Lorenzo Dalla Porta was one of the victims of the fall, but was already determined before the season finale as world champion.

16 November: German national team qualifies for European Championship 2020 – Löw team wants to get some momentum for European Championship

Joachim Löw and the players' bosses did not want to spend long with the perfectly made EM ticket. At the moment it looks good, "said captain Manuel Neuer after the clear 4: 0 in the penultimate qualifier against the overwhelmed outsider Belarus. With the help of the Northern Irish, who took one point from the previous leader Netherlands, but missed the direct route to the finals, the German national team can now even go as group winners by the finish. "That would be important if we stay before Holland," remarked Neuer.

Matthias Ginter (41st minute), Leon Goretzka (49th) and twice Toni Kroos (55th and 83rd) made in Mönchengladbach with their goals for the premature achievement plan. For the 13th time Germany is in a European football championship – that did not create another nation.

November 16: Racist cries and golf ball throw against Sweden's Isak in Romania

Romania's fans had already noticed racist behavior in the home games against Spain and Malta – now Sweden striker Alexander Isak has received inappropriate calls in Bucharest. He has heard a few racist swear words, but told the referee that he would not have to interrupt the game, said on Friday evening at Sweden's 2-0 victory in Bucharest substitute professional Real Sociedad the Swedish station SVT. "I think you should not be influenced by such – sorry – idiots in this way," said formerly playing for Borussia Dortmund 20-year-old.

On TV, it could be seen how even in the final stages of the game, even a golf ball was thrown out of the stands in Isak's direction as he was dribbling the ball along the goal line. Referee Daniele Orsato then interrupted the encounter briefly. Leipzig's Emil Forsberg criticized the behavior on the ranks. "It takes away all the enjoyment of football, it's hard to be happy when that happens," he told SVT. Racism has no place here and elsewhere. Swedish ex-Hamburger Marcus Berg said: "This is incredibly sad, incomprehensible and inexcusable."

November 15: US gymnast dies after falling from the uneven bars

The 20-year-old US gymnast Melanie Coleman is dead. The nursing student fell off the unit during a training exercise on the uneven bars last week in New Heaven, Connecticut, and suffered life-threatening injuries to the spine. Coleman, considered one of the best college gymnasts in the US, succumbed to massive spinal cord injury on Sunday at the clinic. That was announced by their club, the Southern Connecticut Owls via Twitter.

November 15: NFL scandal: Browns pro slaps Steelers quarterback with helmet

American football pro Myles Garrett of the Cleveland Browns has caused a scandal in the NFL with an attack on the pitch. The best sports defensive player of his team tore the quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Mason Rudolph, on late Thursday night (local time) the helmet from the head and beat his opponent with it. Rudolph was apparently unharmed, but could easily have injured himself very seriously.

Experts of the sports channel ESPN and players of both teams judged, something comparable did not give it in the history of the league yet. The fact that the Browns defeated their division rivals in the crucial game 21: 7 moved completely into the background.

Brown superstar Odell Beckham Jr. said of his teammate's action: "That's ugly, that's something we do not want in the NFL." Garrett threatens a long lock. Experts expect that he may not play this season anymore. "I've lost my calm and I'm sorry," Garrett said.

The action also looks particularly stupid with regard to the score and time: The Browns led with 14 points advantage seconds before the end of the game, the Steelers were far away from the opponent's end zone. The scene, which ended in a huge melee between the two teams, started with Garrett's attack on Rudolph, who had just thrown the ball to a team-mate. At the end of the game a total of three players were disqualified.

Myles Garrett tears off his opponent's helmet and hits him

The brutal scene in the picture: Myles Garrett tears the helmet off his opponent and hits him

November 13: DFB locks Abraham after a bad body check for the rest of the year

It was THE excitement scene of the past matchday: Frankfurt-captain David Abraham sprinted to the sideline in the match against SC Freiburg and knocked so hard against coach Christian Streich that he fell to the ground. Abraham immediately flew off with red. Now, the sports court of the German Football Association (DFB) has decided: The Frankfurt player will be suspended until the end of the year.

Accordingly, Abraham is not allowed to play for his club with retroactive effect from 10 November to 29 December inclusive – a total of seven weeks. In addition, a fine of 25,000 euros was imposed, as the DFB announced on its website. An appeal can be filed against the decision within 24 hours at the DFB sports court.

November 13: National goalkeeper Schult questions the term "men's football"

National goalkeeper Almuth Schult has called for a more sensitive approach to terms such as "men's football". "It is a pity that sometimes this" we are not here at the girls football "is a libel, but if you then look at the men's football, then it looks more like girls football than women's football.With us are not so many on the ground and try to act, "said the 28-year-old German double winner VfL Wolfsburg in a Eurosport interview.

She would be happy, "if there is also a change in the terms," ​​Schult said, citing the common usage as another example. "Normally, when you talk about football, it's always men's football," she said. It is gratifying that there is "in the background" also a women's football. "But basically it's just the football that is practiced by men and women," Schult said.

November 12: Munich hosts the European Championships 2022

The second edition of the European Championships will take place in 2022 in Munich. 50 years after the Summer Olympics, the Olympic Park in the Bavarian capital is once again the scene of an internationally important sporting event. At the premiere of the bundled Multisport European Championships in August 2018, almost 4,000 athletes from 52 countries had fought for medals in seven sports. "The decision for Munich is a great success for the German sport," said Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU), who is also responsible for the sport. Accordingly, 2022 medals will be awarded in at least six sports. Athletics, rowing, triathlon, cycling, golf and gymnastics are guaranteed. Discrepancies will still be with the European Swimming Federation (LEN). The swimmers had determined their European champions in 2018 at the Tollcross International Swimming Center in Glasgow.

November 12: Pechstein finds no opponent

A curious constellation came at the weekend at the German Championships of speed skaters in Inzell. Because no other runner from Germany had reported, Claudia Pechstein ran in the only race over 5000 meters against the Czech world-class athlete Martina Sablikova. The 47-year-old from Berlin crossed the finish line in 7: 10.07 and clinched her 39th national title unrivaled. Previously, Pechstein had over 3000 meters clear against Roxane Dufter prevailed.

November 11: Zverev triumphs over Nadal

Perfect start and first victory for the defending champion: Alexander Zverev has won against Rafael Nadal for the first time in his career at the opening of the ATP Finals. The 22-year-old professional tennis player from Hamburg prevailed on Monday evening in London in the first group match after a remarkable performance with 6: 2, 6: 4 against the world ranking first from Spain. After 1:23 hours Zverev turned his first match point and went after the sixth comparison with Nadal first time out of the square.

It was great, from the start of the season, my goal was to come back to London, which means a lot to me, "said Zverev, who celebrated the biggest title of his career here last year. Zverev will meet Stefanos Tsitsipas from Greece on Wednesday, who won the first match of the group "Andre Agassi" against Russian Daniil Medvedev. Also against Tsitsipas Zverev has a 1: 3 negative balance, in early October in the semifinals of Beijing but only just lost. "I hope I can play my best tennis again this week," said Zverev in an interview on the field. Nadal gets to do it with Medvedev on Wednesday.

November 11: Salazar lodges an appeal at CAS

The controversial athletics trainer and founder of the now-defunct "Nike Oregon Project," Alberto Salazar, is appealing to the International Court of Sports CAS. As the "Court of Arbitration for Sport" announced in a press release, the Mexican objected to his four-year ban. The US Antidoping Authority USADA had the ex-marathoner Salazar and the doctor. Jeffrey Brown on the sidelines of the World Athletics Championships in Doha because of multiple violations of anti-doping regulations, the accreditation withdrawn and occupied with a long professional ban. Among other things, it was about the prohibited use of testosterone The court based in Lausanne, Switzerland, announced that the first hearings on the case will take place at the earliest in March 2020.

November 10: Liverpool beat Manchester City

Jürgen Klopp has won the summit of the English Premier League with leaders FC Liverpool. The Reds defeated champion Manchester City 3-1 (2-0) on their twelfth matchday home crowd. The Champions League winner, who has remained unbeaten in the league and has been waiting for a league title for 30 years, is now in the international break with nine points ahead of rival and defending champion City. Fabinho (6th minute), Mohamed Salah (13th) and Sadio Mané (51st) scored on Sunday in the entertaining match at Anfield for the efficient Reds. The goal of Bernardo Silva (78.) came too late for the team of coach Pep Guardiola, the pressure in the final phase, although again significantly increased, but was unsuccessful.

November 10: Bundesliga – Gladbach expands the table top, Bayer tames the "wolves", Freiburg beats Frankfurt

Borussia Mönchengladbach has consolidated the league lead in the Bundesliga. Werder Bremen defeated Werder Bremen 3-1 (2-0) at home and are now four points ahead of pursuers RB Leipzig and Bayern München. In front of 54,022 spectators in the Borussia Park Ramy Bensebaini (20th minute) and Patrick Herrmann (22/59) with their hits the fourth league home win in series safe. Leonardo Bittencourt shortened in stoppage time. Bensebaini saw, however, in the 87th minute yellow-red. For Bremer it was the seventh game without a win in succession, so fell the team of coach Florian Kohfeldt back to 14th place.

Bayer Leverkusen has stopped its small crisis and has moved closer again to the international places. After four games without three points win the team of coach Peter Bosz won at VfL Wolfsburg 2: 0 (1: 0) and improved with now 18 points in the top half of the table. Karim Bellarabi (25th minute) and Paulinho (90 + 6) scored the Leverkusen goal. However, Kai Havertz suffered a thigh injury and had to be replaced at halftime. The young star is now probably out for the upcoming internationals. The Wolfsburg, who are without victory for seven competitive games, slipped to tenth place.

In the third Sunday game, SC Freiburg continued its success story and is going to Champions League rank 4 lying in the international break. Nils Petersen scored the 1-0 winner against Eintracht Frankfurt in the 77th minute. The excitement came but only far in injury time. Frankfurt defensive line Abraham stretches Freiburg coach Christian Streich down with a veritable body check to make a throw-in. Referee Felix Brych shows him the red card immediately. The scene, however, triggers wild turmoil. All players and supervisors jump up from the Freiburg Bank. Because of an attack on Abraham the Freiburg Grifo also gets red.

10th November: Bielefeld storms second division top – Nuremberg and Hannover in crisis

Arminia Bielefeld is the league leaders in the 2nd Bundesliga in the international break. The Ostwestfalen desklassierten Bundesliga relegated 1. FC Nuremberg in their own stadium with 5: 1 (3: 0) and benefited from the blunder of the previous leader Hamburger SV, who had come on Saturday not over 1: 1 at Holstein Kiel. The Arminia set with their sixth away win successively a second league record and spoiled Marek Mintal after the separation of coach Damir Canadi his debut as interim coach of the Franks thoroughly. In front of 28,624 spectators in Nuremberg, Jonathan Clauss (10th minute), Andreas Voglsammer (13th) and Fabian Klos (15th) basically made it all clear after a quarter of an hour. The completely overburdened Franconia scored after the break by Asger Sörensen (59) the 1: 3. In direct return Klos (60th) restored the three-goal gap but. Reinhold Yabo (73.) went one better.

Meanwhile, Hannover 96 is waiting for a rebound one week after the departure of coach Mirko Slomka. With interim coach Asif Saric the Lower Saxony was under clear and distinct 0: 4 (0: 1) at 1. FC Heidenheim. After three draws, the "Reds" are now without victory for four games. Darmstadt 98 came in the third game of the day to a 2: 2 (0: 1) against Jahn Regensburg.

November 10: Boxer Dwight Ritchie dies during training

Once again there has been a death in boxing. As reported by the Sports Information Service (SID), Australian professional Dwight Ritchie collapsed during a workout after a body shot in the ring and could not be reanimated. They confirmed Dwight's promoter Jack Ellis. Dwight, who had his last fight last August, was only 27 years old.

Dwight is already the fifth boxer to have died in the past four months. For example, the American boxer Patrick Day succumbed to his head injuries in October, which he had suffered during a heavy knockout strike. In September, only 21-year-old Bulgarian Boris Stanchov collapsed during the fifth round of a fight and died of heart failure. Already in July, the Argentine Hugo Santillan and Maxim Dadaschew (Russia) suffered fatal injuries in cattle.

sport compact - boxer Dwight Ritchie died in sparring

Dwight Ritchie (left) in his last fight against Tim Tszyu in Sydney last August

November 10: Mainz 05 separates from coach Sandro Schwarz

The FSV Mainz 05 separates from coach Sandro Schwarz. This is the result of intense talks on Saturday night and Sunday morning, said the Bundesliga club on Sunday. The Rheinhessen have already lost eight of their eleven matches so far. Most recently, they lost their highest Bundesliga defeat at 0: 8 in Leipzig and had to defeat on 2:03 on Saturday also Unioner Berlin.

November 10: Flick remains for the time being coach of Bayern

Hansi Flick remains after the convincing success against Borussia Dortmund first continue coach of Bayern Munich. "We'll continue with Hansi until further notice, he has done well now and he has our confidence," said CEO Karl -Heinz Rummenigge after the 4-0 win over Borussia Dortmund. "Hansi said before the game, the two games are now the finish line first, he crossed the finish line brilliantly today." Now you can continue with Flick on, said Rummenigge. You have to give the coach a "big compliment".

"I do not know what he said, I was not there, for me it is, and that has not changed, that these two games were the task, I enjoyed being able to work with the team also in the function, "said Flick, when he was approached on the Rummenigge statement. I have an employment contract as an assistant coach at FC Bayern München, which runs until 2021. What should I think, I am completely relaxed. "

November 9: Second division favorites HSV and Stuttgart drop points

The top teams of the second league have surprisingly left points. The third VfB Stuttgart lost 0-1 (0-1) with promoted VfL Osnabrück already the fourth of the last five league games, and the HSV succeeded in Nordderby at Holstein Kiel after a long underachievement only a 1-1 (0: 1). The Hamburg have now with 26 points three points ahead of Stuttgart. The laughing third could be Arminia Bielefeld: The Ostwestfalen (25 points) can take over the league standings with a success at 1. FC Nuremberg on Sunday (1.30 pm / stern-Liveticker). The Stuttgart threaten to lose the connection after the recent defeat. It remained after the early goal by Marcos Alvarez (4th minute) much time to turn the game in Osnabrück, but the superiority in half two was not enough. The Hamburger SV rescued in the Nordderby against Kiel defender Timo Letschert. The substitute Dutch met in injury time (90. + 1) to 1: 1 and saved the league leaders after all still a point. The reward for a strong fighting performance of HSV, who after the red card for Bakery Jatta (26) had to play for a foul almost 70 minutes in outnumbered. In the third game of the day SV Sandhausen defeated SpVgg Fürth 3: 2 (1: 1). The guests had twice taken the lead.

November 9: 1. FC Cologne separates from coach Achim Beierlorzer

Football Bundesliga club 1. FC Cologne has separated after the 1: 2 against TSG Hoffenheim by his coach Achim Beierlorzer. This has the Bundesliga confirmed. Beierlorzer is released with immediate effect, the club shared via Twitter, In the meantime co-trainers André Pawlak and Manfred Schmid take over the care of the professional team. But immediately you are looking for a new coach. "I am sorry that we are forced to take this step, because we really appreciate Achim Beierlorzer, but the hoped-for sporting success has not been achieved so far and it is our job to do everything we can to help the FC achieve its goals," he said sporting director of the FC, Frank Aehlig, the decision on the homepage of the FC. Beierlorzer had been committed only in the summer for 700,000 euros from second division Jahn Regensburg. After initial euphoria, he came quickly into the criticism, the return to the Bundesliga for the Cologne had been under no good star; the goaties are currently in the table again on a relegation place.

Already on Friday evening also Armin Veh had to go prematurely. The sports director, who had announced his exit from the contract in the summer of 2020 at the end of October, now stops with immediate effect. "In our current situation, in which the 1. FC Köln must make important decisions for the future, it is consistent in my view that we end the cooperation in the short term," Veh was in a statement of the club immediately after the game against Hoffenheim cited.

Achim Beierlorzer, coach of 1.FC Cologne

The home defeat against Hoffenheim has triggered a quake at 1.FC Köln: Coach Achim Beierlorzer must go. Sporting director Armin Veh took the hat off himself.

November 8: Bitter last-minute defeat for Cologne – Veh already gone, followed by Beierlorzer?

Another setback for the team, immediate resignation of the sports director, impending knockout for the coach – the days of Achim Beierlorzer at 1 FC Cologne seem after a last-minute knockout. counted against TSG Hoffenheim. After the 1: 2 (1: 0), the only committed in the summer coach of the Bundesliga club has to continue to fear for his job. The hits of the Hoffenheim Sargis Adamyan (48th minute) and Jürgen Locadia by penalty (90. + 8) sealed on Friday before 49,100 spectators the already eighth defeat of the Cologne in the eleventh season game. The opening goal by Jhon Cordoba (34) was not enough for the FC. Shortly after the final whistle, the club announced that it would dissolve the actually still running until 30 June 2020 ongoing contract with sports director Armin Veh with immediate effect. On the other hand, the score continues to rise: The fifth victory in a row helped the Kraichgauer in second place – at least for one night.

November 8: St. Pauli's Sieglos series continues, Dresden wins the basement duel

The FC St. Pauli has continued its sporting dry spell in the 2nd Bundesliga. In the home game against VfL Bochum the Kiezclub had to settle for a meager 1: 1 (1: 1) despite a superior game and thus remained in the fifth league game in series without victory. In front of 29,546 spectators at the sold-out Millerntor Stadium, Simon Zoller (5 minutes) brought the visitors into the lead, which the strong Waldemar Sobota (10) equalized.

By contrast, Dynamo Dresden celebrated after five defeats in series an important victory and coach Cristian Fiel for the time being removed from the criticism. In the cellar duel with the new tail light SV Wehen Wiesbaden Dynamo won 1-0 (1-0). Before 25.444 spectators was the Swede Alexander Jeremejeff (41) with his goal the match winner in the Rudolf Harbig Stadium.

Ryo Miyaichi from FC St. Pauli gets annoyed in the match against VfL Bochum

Ryo Miyaichi of FC St. Pauli gets annoyed: Even in the home game against VfL Bochum it was enough again only to a draw.

November 7: Löw wants to solve Kroos and Goretzka EM ticket with returnees

With half a dozen returnees, but without the further spurned Mats Hummels Joachim Löw wants to book the ticket for the European Football Championship 2020. The national coach waived as announced despite the failure of defense chief Niklas Süle on a return action of him in March botched Dortmund central defender for the last two qualifying matches of the national football team on November 16 in Mönchengladbach against Belarus and three days later in Frankfurt against Northern Ireland.

"Above all, of course, is that we qualify for the European Championship next year, so we want to win against Belarus and Northern Ireland, which will demand our most combative everything," said Löw. Löw no longer mentioned the name Hummels on Friday. "In general, we give the players who are now there, our full confidence, they are our attention," said the coach.

In the squad are for the defensive again the last injured Matthias Ginter, Jonathan Tah, Nico Schulz and Jonas Hector. The young Freiburg Robin Koch is also part of the 24-player squad that Löw nominated on Friday. Emre Can can only play in the second match against Northern Ireland after his red card in Estonia (3-0). The only player without international duty is repeatedly nominated Berlin defensive player Niklas Stark.

"I would have liked that we would be even further in the development of this young team, especially in times of change, you need a certain continuity, but that was not possible because of the many injuries, we could barely get involved," said Löw.

The national coach can also bet on Toni Kroos and Leon Goretzka. The midfield players had missed the internationals in October injured. Ex-World Champion Kroos explicitly described Löw as a "stabilizer".

In addition to Süle (Bayern Munich), the DFB head coach has to do without Leroy Sané (Manchester City), Marcel Halstenberg (RB Leipzig), Thilo Kehrer (Paris Saint-Germain) and Kevin Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt). For Julian Draxler (Paris Saint-Germain) came a call as well as for the highly appreciated by Löw Chelsea defender Antonio Rüdiger after long injuries to early.

The national team is tied for the last two games in the elimination round for the tournament in 2020 with 15 points each with the Netherlands in second place. Northern Ireland follows in third place with 12 points. The group winner and the group second solve the tournament ticket.


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