Manchengladbach The number of people from Gladbach on international trips has dropped dramatically. In addition to all of the injured, a few professionals have not been nominated. However, the Borussians on the road have some big jobs in front of their chests. One of them will make his debut – though he is not yet a professional.
It would be an exaggerated claim that in the coming days the training ground at Borussia Park will be unusually full. But the travel nature of the Gladbach national players looks different than it did in the summer around the European Championships. Seven professionals are working, and one who has not signed a professional contract at the age of 17: Evandro Borges Sanchez from Borussia U19, who can celebrate his A-team debut for Luxembourg.
Before looking at the dates of the players on the road, first look at the people living at home: Stephen Leiner underwent ankle surgery in Austria last week, Marcus Thuram broke his knee ligament, and Matthias Ginter is still in Kovid-19-Quarantine. Manu Connie would certainly be a problem for the France juniors, perhaps even for the U21s, but after an eight-week break he is still returning to team training in Borussia. Luka Nets is very healthy and he voluntarily canceled DFB-U19 coach Hanas Wolf.
On the other hand, Borussia’s Hannis Wolf was hoping for a nomination, and like Laszlo Benes for Slovakia, he is on the list of Austrians. The midfielder was still on the team at the European Championships.
Germany: Jonas Hoffmann and Florian Newhouse
- September 2, 8.45pm in Wadus: World Cup qualifier in Liechtenstein
- September 5, 8:45 pm Stuttgart: World Cup qualifier against Armenia
- September 8, 8:45 pm in Reykjavik: World Cup qualification in Iceland
The Hansie Flick era begins with three mandatory tasks, first the first game of the new national coach in Liechtenstein. However, three days later, the DFB team has the leader of their qualifying group as a guest. It is doubtful how much playing time Newhouse and Hoffman will have this time around as both have not been used in the European Championship.
Switzerland: Jan Somer, Nico Elvedi, Denis Zacharia
- September 1, 8:45 pm in Basel: Test match against Greece
- September 5, 8:45 pm Basel: World Cup qualifier against Italy
- September 8, 8:45 pm Belfast: World Cup qualifiers in Northern Ireland
In Switzerland, too, there has been a change of coach years later, with at least seven here. That’s why the Braille Embolo also stops at Murat Yak’s quarters, into the mood of the new era. His three Borussia teammates will start on the grass with a Test match on Wednesday. On Sunday, Switzerland will host the European champions and must aim for at least one chance to qualify directly. From behind it goes to the biggest challenge, Northern Irish.
Algeria: Rami Benzebini
- September 2, 9pm in Blida: World Cup qualifier against Djibouti
- September 7, 9pm Marrakech: World Cup qualifier against Burkina Faso
Along with Africa Cup winners Algeria, Burkina Faso, Niger and Djibouti are favorites in their group of four. Until the end of the year, who will enter the final round of qualification will be determined in two ways. The ten group winners will be determined by five World Cup participants in March 2022. Rami Benzebini was supposed to start this round with Algeria in March 2020, but then the epidemic came and the start was repeatedly postponed. In his team, Benzebaini is on the left and he is now the most valuable left-back on the African continent.
- September 3, 4.30pm: Qualifying for the European Championship in Bosnia-Herzegovina
- September 7, 4 pm: Qualifying for the European Championship in Luxembourg
Connor No is still waiting for his first competitive game for Borussia’s professionals, and he is seeded in the U21s in Ireland. Also in the group: Italy, Sweden and Montenegro. Ireland have great external opportunities.
Luxembourg: Yvandro Borges Sanches
- September 1, 8:45 pm in Luxembourg: World Cup qualifier against Azerbaijan
- September 4, 8:45 in Belgrade: World Cup qualifier in Serbia
- September 7, 8:45 pm in Luxembourg: Test match against Qatar
The Luxembourgs open their new national stadium on Wednesday. In the squad of just 17 years and 100 days: Yvandro Borges Sanches from Borussia U19. During the preparation he attracted the attention of professionals and is now the head of A-Youth. The chances of making their debut in a friendly against World Cup hosts Qatar are the most real. The attacking midfielder will be the third Luxembourg national player from Gladbach after Robbie Langer and Jeff Strasser. Luxembourg got off to a strong start in the qualifiers with a win over Ireland.
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