At the start of the World Cup qualification, the German national team will meet Iceland on Thursday. All important information before, during and after the game can be found here in our live ticker.
This article will be updated continuously.
In the meantime, the DFB has taken a position in the form of Director Oliver Bierhoff. “This news is of course bitter so shortly before the game – for the coach and the entire team. But we are in good spirits that it will remain in this single case, as we have carried out all hygiene measures with great discipline so far. Of course we will meet all requirements the authorities implement “, said Bierhoff.
The DFB has now also confirmed the positive test itself. The association did not announce which player is affected. Only that he was immediately isolated. The establishment of contacts and the coordination of the further course of action with the Düsseldorf health department are currently in progress.
The last smear of the entire national team comes from Wednesday evening when the DFB team completed the final training. Hofmann received the news of the positive test today at around 10.30 a.m.
Germany vs. Iceland: World Cup qualification today in the live ticker – before the start
The international match between Iceland and the DFB team is apparently on the brink. According to the image there is a corona case in the warehouse of the German national team. It should be about Gladbach’s Jonas Hofmann. The morning sweat was apparently canceled and discussions are currently taking place on how to proceed. The players should be in their rooms.
Löw has already announced that he will be betting on the best possible team. “We can no longer show consideration. I am not thinking about the distribution of forces,” he said last Wednesday. Accordingly, the current national coach should bet on the Bayern axis with Manuel Neuer in goal, Joshua Kimmich on six, Leon Goretzka in front and Leroy Sane or Serge Gnabry on the offensive outside positions.
All eyes are certainly on national coach Joachim Löw today. It is the first game for the 61-year-old since the announcement of his retirement after the 2021 European Championship.
In addition to the Icelandic selection, the DFB team in Group J will also play against Romania, North Macedonia, Liechtenstein and Armenia.
Hello and welcome to the live ticker for the game of the German national team in the World Cup qualification against Iceland. The kick-off is at 8.45 p.m. in Duisburg.