In the last of three mood tests, the German national soccer team met Colombia at the end of the season. After recent sobering performances, the game in Gelsenkirchen was an important location for the selection of national coach Hansi Flick, who has come under increasing pressure. Read the game in the live ticker:
After the disillusionment in the international treble in June with the unsuccessful games against Ukraine (3: 3) in Poland (0: 1) and the renewed disappointment against Colombia, the national soccer team is still testing against World Cup scare Japan and runners-up this year -World champions France their EM form. “Everything will look very different in September,” says national coach Hansi Flick. “Then we’ll definitely see a team that should, for the most part, also achieve the success that we want for Euro 2024.”
A total of six international matches from September are still planned for this year. After the games in Wolfsburg against Japan and in Dortmund against France, the German Football Association will travel to the USA in October. There are two games on the program, one of them against the US selection in Hartford. The second opponent and the second venue have not yet been determined.
At the end of the year, two friendlies in Vienna against Austria and in Berlin against Turkey are on the cards. The European Championship groups will also be drawn in Hamburg on December 2nd. This is also a very important date in Flick’s tournament countdown. In the EM year 2024, international matches will be played in March, before the end of the season in the club competitions for direct preparation for the tournament. Then there is another possibility for test games.