Germany well placed for WC

Ahmedabad Mirror | 4 days ago | 22-09-2022 | 01:30 pm

Germany well placed for WC

#BERLINBayern Munich’s newly implemented spearhead-less tactics are an advantage for the national team, says German coach Hansi Flick.Ahead of the UEFA Nations League encounters against Hungary and England, the 57-year-old is convinced the 2014 world champion is going to benefit from the Bavarian players’ gained experience.While the Nations League games turn into the national teams’ last vital test runs ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, the former Bayern coach isn’t concerned due to the 2020 treble winners’ current result crisis.“As I recon they still create a flood of chances in all of their games; that’s what counts for me,” the former midfielder stated ahead of Friday’s duel against Hungary in Leipzig.Regarding the performance of Leroy Sane, Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, and Jamal Musiala in the German shirt, Flick spoke about advantages as “they play more or less similar positions and system intheir club.”Like Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann Flick is acting without a traditional spearhead and said, the system is increasing the team’svariability.“I like Bayern’s way of playing football,” he added with a view to the World Cup that kicks off on November 20. UEFA approves Euro 2024 qualifying draw process#PARISRussia will be barred from taking part in Euro 2024, having been suspended from UEFA and FIFA competitions, as the former approved the procedure for the upcoming UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying draw, which will take place in Frankfurt on October 9.A total of 53 teams will participate in the draw, which will allocate the participants to 10 groups — seven groups of five teams and three groups of six teams. IANS

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