The worst international year in the history of the German national team is over. How will things continue in 2019? What international matches are available, what will be the qualification for the Europe 2020 Championship? And who will lead Joachim Loew to trust? SPOX provides an overview.
What's in the League of Nations?
The German national team was unable to do in the League of Nations after the unsuccessful world championship. On the contrary.
In a group of world champions France and the Netherlands, the DFB team only selected two points from four games.
That's what it looks like Final table of group 1 in league A from:
In the final tournament of the four winners of the groups from June 5th to June 9th with the hosts of Portugal, the Netherlands, Switzerland and England, Germany is just a spectator.
And for the next year of the League of Nations 2020/21, the team must compete in the B league. Other Icelanders and Croatia are still out of league A. Germany can also meet for the next event in the Czech Republic, Austria or Wales.
What are the dates for 2019?
Joachim Löw can not see his national team again until mid-March, when the first two qualifying matches for the Europe 2020 Championship will be held from March 18 to March 26.
Against whom the DFB team must compete, the group decides on December 2, 2018 in the capital of Dublin. In which Germany's lot will land, it depends on whether Poland on Tuesday against Portugal. If the Poles do not lose, they will get a better overall performance at the Lostopf Nations League final table. Germany would only be in Lostopf two and will have to fear a hammer rival.
Terms and opponents for the second half of 2019 do not yet exist.
How does EM Quali 2020 work?
Three group games and a fourth final will take place in less than two years in Munich. With EURO 2020 taking place in twelve countries, hosts are no longer automatically qualified. The result is a new, more complex quality mode. Here is all the information.
What is the conclusion of Jogi Löw?
The coach tried, despite the Dutch equalization later on Monday night, to have a positive outlook. "Although the result is ultimately a disappointment, I saw a lot more positive than negative, we were disciplined and well organized, we had a lot of pace in our game and good ideas and we were a better team in 80 minutes," he said.
He is "after recent international but with good feelings in the winter break. We have a lot of potential that gives a lot of courage for next year."
Who are the winners and the losers?
"I'm also not a clairvoyant," Loew said, referring to the current DFB team mix. "Changes are always in the team." However, recent games have created clear winners and losers.
- Assault trio Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane and Timo Werner: The term "three mopeds," as Niklas Süle created, has settled in just a few days. These three players are awarded at a speed for the new Umschaltspiel team with attacks similar to attacks and steep passes in the aisle. National coach and teammates have been praising. The fact that they started against Russia and the Netherlands in this set is a sign that Löw wanted to give them a chance to continue the game – he has been planning for a long time. A: Shooting targets. All three met against Russia and / or the Netherlands.
- Thilo Kehrer: On the right, it's almost unbeatable, because Joshua Kimmich is probably permanently at the headquarters. Left Löw still waved between Nico Schulz and Jonas Hector. Kehrer played a very solid role this week and led 1-0 against Russia among other things.
- Kai Havertz: A 19-year-old player could play against Russia as a player, and then he took special attention from all those involved. He watched in the medium term in the footsteps of Mesuta Özila.
- Niklas Süle and Antonio Rüdiger: The two center-backs played against Russia and the Netherlands from the beginning and justified good performances. Süle is already well on the way to become a leading player, with a three-string lead on Thursday. Rüdiger seems to stand in front of the Ginter Center.
- Thomas Müller: Although the veteran has reached the 100th international match against the Netherlands, he could hardly recommend eleven to the start. Still important for the team, but above all, it must cope with the role of the joker.
- Julian Draxler: Love in the family prevented the use of the PSG actor who brought him to the fight in the usual place. Young savages may have sent him once: in the offensive troika and headquarters, Löw now has alternatives that better fit the new system. Just like Müller is just a joker.
- Jerome Boateng: The door is not for Bayern's center – but this time it was not really missing. There are enough alternatives for a national coach in the defensive center. Boateng must recommend strong performance in the club. If it does not reach its top form next year, it must be final after the European Championship.
What are the most important tasks Löw next year?
- Qualification for Europe 2020: Obviously, the main goal for the DFB, to which everything is subject, is also the driving force in the team. Löw will therefore continue to rely on the team mix: "Only young or old players will not succeed." The mention does, "he said on Monday evening.
- Consolidation of Changes: Similar far-reaching changes as in the last six months are unlikely to occur in 2019. Young players like Gnabry, Sane, Süle, Kehrer or Havertz played in the team. The remaining "settled" like Neuer, Hummels or Müller Löw have repeatedly expressed their confidence. The tribe for another one or two years is that the timings will only be timely changes due to injuries or obvious changes in shape. It is possible that players such as Hummels, Kroos or Müller will resign after the European Championship in 2020, but it is unlikely to happen sooner.
- Fan restoration: Following a cautious mood in the Veltins Arena against the Netherlands, players were careful not to let go of the attachment. Several times in the mixed zone it was said that they were involved in bad performances themselves and had to get fans with good performances. It will be hard work and the prospect of a young exciting new team on Monday failed to bring a sold-out stadium. In addition, opponents in the League of Nations and European Championship qualifiers are not only attractive. That is why everything will have to be tested: entry fees, stadium support program, etc. Late start times of competitive games are also criticized.