No fans are allowed into the stadium for a women’s football match in Essen. Different guidelines apply to UEFA matches than in the Bundesliga.
The European Championship qualifiers for the German women’s soccer team will take place this Saturday (2pm) against spectators in Essen against Ireland. A DFB spokesman confirmed this on Wednesday at the national team’s digital press conference.
It has been announced that a large number of spectators have been sent back to football matches in Germany, with no change in the characteristics of the European Football Association for competitive UEFA games. “We are not allowed to allow spectators at the stadium in Essen,” said DFB spokeswoman Annette Seats.
“Miss the fans”
“Of course it’s a shame. We would have loved to play in front of our fans. We lost them, but now things are like that,” said international Sarah Debritz, who has a contract with Paris Saint-Germain. More than a year.
Eight months ago, a cruciate ligament rupture slowed the 25-year-old midfielder. Meanwhile, after a long rehab in Donastof, elsewhere, she has full control again. “I’m healthy. Physically, I’m in better shape than before,” said native Amberger.
The expectations of the game are very high
However, Debritz will only play an international match on Saturday against the leaders of the German group and will return to Paris on Sunday for pressure control reasons. The trip to Montenegro on Tuesday (4pm) for the next European Championship qualifier will not take her.
That’s why they’re especially excited about the Ireland game: “Everyone is happy to see each other here again. After a long break, everyone is playing for the national team again.”