After the corona case Jonas Hofmann, national coach Joachim Löw waived subsequent nominations for the other World Cup qualifiers. “There are daily tests. If nothing happens now, we will most likely stay in this group, unless there are still injuries,” said Löw at RTL after the 3-0 (2-0) against Iceland in Duisburg.
On the match day, the German Football Association (DFB) announced that Hofmann’s test was positive. The Gladbacher was quarantined by the Düsseldorf health department like Marcel Halstenberg (RB Leipzig), who is classified as a category 1 contact person.
In view of the hygiene and test regulations, it is “not so easy to take someone in now,” said Löw. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Robin Gosens (Atalanta Bergamo) and Niklas Süle (Bayern Munich), who had already left, were absent from the opening game due to injury.
The German team will face Romania in Bucharest on Sunday. On the following Wednesday, the opponent is again in Duisburg North Macedonia.