Timetable for the national team: DFB team through Oman for the World Cup in Qatar

Timetable for the national team: DFB team through Oman for the World Cup in Qatar

Status: 11/07/2022 7:48 PM

The nomination of the squad, a brief adaptation including a Test match in Oman, then to Qatar: direct preparations for the World Cup are the links for the German national football team.

The presentation of the German team for the 2018 World Cup in Russia was staged with great effort. The then Russian national coach Stanislav Tschertscheso was presented as a hologram on a chair next to the then German national coach Joachim Low at the Dortmund Football Museum.

When the German squad for the 2022 World Cup is announced, there should be no fuss. During a press conference in Frankfurt am Main on Thursday (November 10, 2022), national coach Hansi Flick will announce which 26 players are on the team.

short trip to oman

There is hardly any time left for these professionals to pack their bags, as Friday to Sunday is Bundesliga match day, and the plane to Muscat in Oman will take off on Monday afternoon.

When the German Football Association delegation goes to their rooms there, it will be almost Tuesday, as Oman is three hours ahead of German winter time.

Test match on 16 November

The last and only Test match before the World Cup will therefore begin at 6 p.m. CET (9 p.m. local time) at a stadium in Muscat named after Sultan Qaboos, who ruled the Arabian Peninsula from 1970 to 2020. ruled over.

So there is only one day left before the game to get used to the temperature at the site, which tends to exceed 30 °C around noon and does not drop below 20 °C even at night. A final training session and a press conference are on the agenda for Tuesday. The sports show will be accompanied by the DFB team and will report daily on all playout routes about the short stay in Oman, which ends on Thursday.

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Press Briefing with DFB President

Then, late local time, it leaves for the Emirate of Qatar, which is only two hours ahead of German time. It is about 125 kilometers by bus from the airport in Doha to the base camp of the German team, which is further from the capital than any other camp. In good traffic conditions, the journey to the northern tip of Qatar takes about 80 minutes.

timetable national team
Date start german time

November 10

squad announcement

14 November

flight to oman

November 16

Test match against Oman

21 clock

November 17

flight to qatar

23 November

World Cup game against Japan

4 pm

27 November

world cup match against spain

8 pm

December 1

World Cup game against Costa Rica

8 pm

For Friday, the DFB has scheduled a press conference with its chairman Bernd Neuendorff, which will deal primarily with topics that have been discussed in some cases for a good decade now, such as the situation of migrant workers. , a possible compensation fund system for victims and harsh working conditions, human rights conditions, women’s rights and queer rights.

Start against Japan on November 23

At the latest on Saturday, a day before the World Cup opening game between hosts and Ecuador, national coach Flick will invite his players for the first training session in Qatar. Before or after that, the DFB quarter will also have the first press conference in the media center, which is planned every day – the day after the games being the exception.

German team training ground in Qatar

Image: DPA/Christian Charisius

Just a week after the first training session in Oman, things are turning serious for the German team in Qatar. In comparable climatic conditions, the game against Japan is scheduled for Wednesday at 2 p.m. CET (4 p.m. local time). This is followed by two group games against Spain on Sunday (November 27, 8 p.m. CET) and against Costa Rica on Thursday (December 1, 8 p.m. CET).

Possible Round of 16 on 5th and 6th December

If the German team finishes their Group E as the top of the table, the Round of 16 against the runners-up in Group F (Belgium, Croatia, Morocco, Canada) will take place on Monday (December 5). If the DFB’s selection was second, it would be against the winner of Group F a day later.

If the German team is eliminated in the preliminary round, as happened in Russia in 2018, they will go home on 2 December.

Source: sportschau.de

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