National team: that’s why Hansi Flick nominated 50 players for the World Cup in Qatar for the first time | Sport

from: Christian Falk, Heiko Niederer, Yvonne Gabriel, Yannick Hüber and Dennis Brosda

58 days until the start of the World Cup! But the nominations countdown for Hansi Flick (57) has already begun…

Interesting: the national coach must first designate an XXL squad before the tournament starts – with 50 players! This will not be published and must be reported to FIFA by October 21, according to BILD information.

Background: Because the date for the final selection of the roster – for the last Bundesliga matchday (11-13 November) – is too close to the start of the tournament (20 November), the DFB stars must apply for visas and doping controls digitally , including world association to pre-register.

National coach Flick explains: “The thing is, we first have to name the 50-man squad and then it’s reduced to 26. We’ve now seen how fast it can be. That two or three players fail. That’s why I believe the decision FIFA that you can bring 26 players and write them on the score sheet is correct, I more than agree.”

Flick then has to find a starting eleven from the last 26-man squad for the German opening game against Japan (November 23). How much does he already have that in his head? Flick: “I think as a coach it is always good to go step by step. We have two games to go in the Nations League, after that every player had the feeling that there were still 20 games to go until the World Cup. so much can happen.”

And further: “It has been shown that many things can change very quickly. We have to respond to that, so you don’t have to worry about that yet.”

Someone who knows him will tell… Unusual Nagelsmann Suspicion!

Source: IMAGE


By the way: In the selection for the Nations League matches against Hungary on Friday in Leipzig and on Monday in London against England (8.45 pm each), there is currently even a spot in the 24-man selection available. After the departures of Bayern stars Manuel Neuer, Leon Goretzka (both Corona) and Dortmund’s Julian Brandt (flu infection), only two players were nominated with Oliver Baumann (Hoffenheim) and Maximilian Arnold (Wolfsburg).

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