International football: Solari becomes head coach in Madrid

International football: Solari becomes head coach in Madrid

The former Intermistrainer rises to the boss. Breel Embolo is on Schalke longer. The upcoming internationals of the German national team are not sold out yet.

Spain, Real Madrid: Real Madrid has clarified the coaching question. The Spanish record champion will make interim coach Santiago Solari the new man on the sidelines after four victories in a row. This was confirmed by the Spanish Federation FFF News Agency AFP. A confirmation from the side of the Madrilenians is still pending. Solari had provisionally taken over the post at the end of October, after ex-national coach Julen Lopetegui had been dismissed after a series of bankruptcies of the Royal. Solari, who previously coached the B squad, impressed in the past two weeks and scored 15-2 goals in four games in the Copa del Rey, Spanish Liga and Champions League. In the Primera División Real has moved back up to four points to leaders FC Barcelona.

Schalke 04, Embolo: The football Bundesliga club FC Schalke 04 must accept a long absence of the Swiss national striker Breel Embolo. As confirmed by the Swiss Football Association (SFV) on Twitter, Embolo suffered a fractured second metatarsal in his left foot and fails "three to six weeks". Embolo had been replaced on Sunday at 0: 3 of the district club in Frankfurt seven minutes before the kick-off. Previously, Schalke had already cope with the failure of national striker Mark Uth. The striker suffered without opposing action according to the club a "severe structural muscle injury". That would mean Uth would be out for weeks, they said. A closer examination should bring clarity in the next few days.

National Team, Leipzig: National coach Joachim Loew wants to finish the worst of his almost 13 years of office necessarily with two successes, many fans seem to have ended with the catastrophic World Cup year but already. The supporters of the national team show little interest in the still outstanding international matches. Just under 30,000 tickets have so far been sold for the match in Leipzig against Russia on Thursday (20.45 / RTL). Even more worrying: For the classic four days later in Gelsenkirchen against the Netherlands (20.45 / ARD), which may decide on the descent from the Nations League, only 36,000 tickets have been sold. "We know that we did not play any inspiring football this year and delivered bad results," Loew said in an interview with the Sports Information Service (SID): "We want a successful financial statement and back on the road to success."

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