DFB-Elf will meet both EM finalists in the Nations League

The lots have been drawn: The German national soccer team will face exciting opponents in the Nations League. That was the result of the draw at Uefa’s headquarters in Nyon.

In the new season of the Uefa Nations League, Germany will face European champions Italy, vice European champions England and EM opponents Hungary. That was the result of the draw on Thursday.

Hansi Flick can look forward to extremely attractive opponents and a hot EM revenge during the countdown for the World Cup in Qatar. England (0: 2) was the last stop in the last sixteen at this summer’s tournament, Hungary (2: 2) in the group stage almost stumbling block. Germany won their last competitive game against Italy in the quarter-finals on penalties in 2016.

“It’s great, ideal, an attractive lot. We measure ourselves against the best,” said Flick about the duels in the Nations League. “It’s about competing. The fans are thrilled. These are classics, we want to perform well.” Italy’s European champion coach Roberto Mancini also spoke of a “classic of world football” with a view to the games against old rivals Germany.

Nations League group stage will end shortly before the start of the World Cup

The third edition of the Nations League begins with four international matches from June 2 to 14, 2022. Almost three weeks after the Bundesliga final, national coach Flick can then subject his World Cup candidates to an intensive test run with a competitive nature.

The other two games in Group 3 of the A-League will take place between September 22nd and 27th, just two months before the World Cup kick-off. It will be the last international matches before the nomination of the tournament squad for the finals from November 21 to December 18 in the emirate on the Persian Gulf.

The international season begins for the DFB-Elf with two test games, one of them on March 26th in Sinsheim probably against an African opponent and a few days later away in the Netherlands. Corresponding plans for the Oranje classic were confirmed by Flick shortly after the draw. England is now eliminated as a preferred candidate for the March test.

The Nations League winner will be chosen from among the four group winners on June 18, 2023. So far, the DFB selection in the competition has not been successful. In 2018, as the bottom of the group, relegation to the B-League was only avoided through a reform of the Uefa mode. In 2020 there was the historic 0: 6 in Spain.

The League A of the Nations League at a glance

Group 1

Group 2
Czech Republic

Group 3

Group 4




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