In the birthday flyer of goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer, the seat of defensive giant Niklas Süle remained vacant. The German national team must take the second step towards Joachim Löw’s nine-point start in the World Cup qualification on Sunday (8.45 p.m. /RTL) against Romania without the Munich defender. Süle’s strain in his left thigh “does not yet allow an operation,” said the DFB on Saturday shortly before the flight to Bucharest.
Löw’s wish to “play in and find” an EM formation for the most part in the three international matches in March has been thwarted in an important area. Also in the Arena Națională, where Germany would contest its round of 16 as group winners at the European Championship finals, Matthias Ginter and Antonio Rüdiger should play again in central defense as against Iceland. But what about midfield and attack – will the national coach rebuild the starting line-up? The assessment of national team reporter Patrick Strasser can be found here in the video!
In the video: staff, Twitter criticism and Co. – everything important about the game of the DFB-Elf in Romania
Aside from the sporting side, there was a lot of criticism of the DFB before the game against Romania for a video on the T-shirt campaign that caused a sensation before the game against Iceland. On Friday evening, the association published a 63-second clip on the Internet in which you can see how captain Manuel Neuer, Ilkay Gündogan and Leroy Sané, among others, paint their black T-shirts with the letters in white. The accusation: The good basic idea of the campaign is diluted and damaged by a marketing video, said several users. Reporter Strasser puts in the SPORTBUZZER-Show his view of the video and the criticism again.