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Which opponents will Flick’s DFB-Elf face?

The World Cup kicks off in Qatar in November. The groups for the tournament will be drawn in Doha. Read in the live ticker who the German national team will meet.

This year the World Cup will take place in winter. The ball will be rolling in Qatar from November 21 to December 18. The German national team will also be represented by coach Hansi Flick. It is not yet clear which group opponents the DFB team will meet.

The draw will take place this Friday from 6 p.m. The national coach will be there and showed himself in advance despite what was most likely a difficult group (read more about this here) calmly.

Which nations will the DFB-Elf meet?

Follow the draw here in the live ticker:

6:22 p.m.: Fifa President Gianni Infantino now enters the stage and greets the guests in several languages: “This World Cup will simply be the best World Cup ever. The world will be united in Qatar. My thanks go to the entire Arab world. You have this event put together,” he says. He adds: “Our world is torn. Our appeal is: end the conflicts, end the wars. Seek the path of dialogue on the path to peace. We want this to be the World Cup of Peace.”

6:18 p.m.: A music act is now playing, the official soundtrack of the 2022 World Cup. If you want to listen to the song, just click on the YouTube link.

6:16 p.m.: Actor Idris Elba and sports presenter Reshmin Chowdhury have taken the stage, they will moderate the draw and lead through the evening. Incidentally, Lothar Matthäus is also on site – and will later act as the lottery fee.

6:16 p.m.: Actor Idris Elba and sports presenter Reshmin Chowdhury have taken the stage, they will moderate the draw and lead through the evening. Incidentally, Lothar Matthäus is also on site – and will later act as the lottery fee.

6:13 p.m.: Incidentally, ARD has now switched to the “Doha Convention Center”. Commentator Gerd Gottlob has taken over and accompanies the event audibly. 2,000 guests are invited. The event begins.

6:10 p.m.: Incidentally, DFB director Oliver Bierhoff clearly ruled out a boycott of the tournament in January. “Sport has the power to build bridges, to remain in dialogue and to initiate changes, it has proven that many times. We don’t want to leave this opportunity untried,” he told the “Stern”.

6:05 p.m.: Host country Qatar is not only criticized by international organizations because of the human rights situation and the conditions for foreign workers. Amnesty International recently ruled that women and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people (LGBTI+) “continue to be discriminated against both by law and in everyday life”. Homosexuality is illegal in Qatar. A Qatari security official spoke out against showing rainbow flags at the World Cup on Friday (read more here).

6 p.m.: The tournament in Qatar is highly controversial. On the one hand because it was awarded in 2010 (!), on the other hand because of the human rights situation on site – especially that of the workers during the construction of the stadiums. Up to 15,000 people are said to have died during the construction work.

5:55 p.m.: ARD has started broadcasting from Cologne. Esther Sedlaczek moderates, Bastian Schweinsteiger is the expert – and has a duplicate of the World Cup trophy with him. ARD will soon be switching to Doha for the draw.

5.50 p.m.: Germany can be found in two out of four draws, as the classification was based on the FIFA world rankings. The DFB-Elf is in eleventh place there.

5:48 p.m.: These are the four pots for the draw. Pot four is still missing 3 teams that still have to qualify.

Raffle 1: Qatar, Belgium, Brazil, France, Argentina, England, Spain, Portugal

Raffle 2: Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Croatia, Uruguay

Raffle 3: Iran, South Korea, Serbia, Japan, Poland, Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia

Raffle 4: Ecuador, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Cameroon

Wales, Scotland or the Ukraine still qualify from Europe. The following duels are still pending in the intercontinental playoffs.

  • Playoff 1: United Arab Emirates or Australia – Peru
  • Playoff 2: Costa Rica – New Zealand

5.45 p.m.: The draw will start in a few minutes. Hansi Flick said beforehand: “German football has a tradition of success. We want to go back there. We just have to sit there, watch and then give our opinion on the group.”

5.40 p.m.: Welcome to the live ticker of the World Cup draw.

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