Injuries, penalty shootouts, missing fans: the most important questions before the DFB beat England

Können Antonio Rüdiger (links) und Ilkay Gündogan spielen? Und wie sehr wird Keeper Manuel Neuer (Mitte) in Wembley gefordert?

Tuesday evening fireworks (6 pm /ARD, Magenta TV) At Wembley Stadium: Germany saw England. “We all look forward to this classic, and it’s very special for everyone,” said captain Manuel Neuer before the game. “We are very inspired.” After the previous 4-2 gala against Portugal, the country surrendered and three lions answered SportAsk the most important questions.


Who can replace Gundogan, Rediger and Gossen?

Midfielder Ilke Gundogan suffered a head injury in the match against Hungary and was only able to complete parts of the program with the team on Monday as he was absent from training on Saturday and Sunday. “Ilkay, has a bruised head. Today he was dizzy. Yesterday was the first time before. Yesterday was the best day,” said national coach Joaquim Lo. After a poor performance, Gundogan is shaken up anyway, and injury increases the chances of Leon Gorteska moving into the starting line-up. He shot the DFB team into the knockout round with a goal against Hungary. Defensive edge Antonio Rediger and left-back Robin Gossen are “suffering from minor infections and are definitely a little tired,” Low said. “You have to see how such an infection develops.” For Gossens, Marcel Holstenberg will be the first choice on the left, as Rediger Nicholas Sele or Robin Koch will be ready.

Has the DFB team practiced penalty shoot-outs?

Speaking of the classic, every fan thinks about the crazy EM semi-final that Germany won after the penalty shootout in 1996. Today’s goalkeeping coach Andreas Kopke saves current England coach Gareth Southgate’s crucial penalty shot. “Andy Kopke knows the penalties in England. You automatically interact with the opponent’s shooters,” Neuer said. The national players practiced emergency during training, although they could not imitate the pressure. “But you can’t hand it over,” Lowe explained. “Everyone who goes to the point knows: maybe I ‘m just … it’s a completely different burden than training.” Psychologically, the German team will definitely have an advantage because of the old.

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Will the missing be a factor for German fans?

Below The 45,000 spectators at Wembley will be about 2,000 German followers alone. Tickets for the game are only issued by UEFA to Germans residing in Great Britain or Ireland. There is no ticket quota for round 16 round via DFB to England and back to Germany due to current special entry requirements. “We are all very happy to be playing at Wembley. However, we are participating in a European Championship under special circumstances and we all have to deal with it,” Neuer said. “As a goalkeeper, I know when there is an opposite corner behind my goal.” It will give you extra motivation when the whole stadium is against you. However, support from the ranks will help at crucial moments – the German team will unfortunately have to do without it.

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