Joachim Löw will stop directing the German team at this summer’s European Championship, but first he wants to put his passport to the Qatar 2022 World Cup on track in the first three qualifying games he will play between today and Wednesday against Iceland, Romania and Macedonia of North.
Following a humiliating 6-0 win against Spain in November that knocked them out of the Nations League finals, Germany is now trying to turn the page against Iceland in Duisburg.
“I await an answer, we have to show that we have progressed,” demands Löw, who has the significant casualties of Süle and Kroos. Even without the madridista, Germany will line up a luxury sock made up of Gündogan, Goretzka and Kimmich.
Iceland, a revelation in Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup, will try to return to the elite after being left out of Euro 2021. Today he has two important absences: Sigurdsson, about to be a father, and the scorer Finnbogason, former Real Sociedad striker.
Germany: Neuer; Klostermann, Ginter, Süle, Halstenberg; Kimmich, Gündogan, Goretzka; Gnabry, Werner and Leroy Sané
Coach: Joachim Löw
Iceland: Halldorsson; Hermannsson, Ingason, Arnason, Magnusson; Gudmundsson, Gunnarsson, Bjarnason, Traustason; Sightorsson and Bodvarsson
Coach: Arnar Vidarsson
Referee: Srdjan Jovanovicć (Serbia)
Stadium: Duisburg Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena