The German under-21 team will have to deal with attractive tasks in the group stage of next year’s European Championship. As Tuesday’s draw in Bucharest showed, title holder In the tournament from June 21 to July 8 in Romania and Georgia against England, the Czech Republic and Israel. In order to reach the quarter-finals, the DFB selection must occupy one of the first two places in the final standings of their group.
In addition to the continental title, qualification for the 2024 Summer Olympics is also at stake in the European Championships. The top three teams buy a ticket to competitions in Paris – France as host, and England, who are competing as Great Britain at the Olympics, are exempt from this qualification rule.
It was Germany itself Qualify with confidence for the European Championship next year. In the ten group matches of the preliminary round, coach Antonio de Salvo’s team scored nine victories. In general, the fights for the continental title in the junior category have been a great success story for the German Football Association in recent years. The victory of 2009 was followed by other championship victories in 2017 and 2021. After all, in 2019 they reached the final.
An overview of the groups for the European U-21 Championship 2023
Group A: Georgia, Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands
Group B: Romania, Spain, Ukraine, Croatia
Group C: Czech Republic, England, Germany, Israel
Group D: Norway, Switzerland, France, Italy
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