The German Football Association, DFB, has confirms details of the international matches to be played by ‘Die Mannschaft’ after the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The DFB executive committee has determined the opponents and venues for three internationals to be played by the German men’s national team in the second half of the year. The first game will be Die Mannschaft’s Nations League opener against France on September 6 in Munich. The second game to be played in September is to be confirmed at a later date. The final two internationals to be played infront of the home fans will take place on November 15 in Leipzig against FIFa World Cup hosts Russia and on November 19 in Gelsenkirchen against the Netherlands.
DFB president Reinhard Grindel said, “Our primary goal once the World Cup is over is to be given the honour of holding the EURO 2024 tournament at the end of September. The home game in Munich presents one more chance to underline just how much Germany loves football and how we are up to the task of hosting an international celebration of football once more.”
Manager of Die Mannschaft, Oliver Bierhoff added, “The two home games to conclude the year give us two more opportunities to thank our fans for their unwavering support. By holding the games in Gelsenkirchen and Leipzig, we can do that in two different regions and therefore emphasise how the team is at home no matter where they play in Germany.”
Overview of the internationals to be played in the second half of the year:
06-September 2018: Germany vs. France (Nations League) in Munich
??-September 2018: Germany vs. tbc
13-October 2018: Netherlands vs. Germany (Nations League) tbc
16-October 2018: France vs. Germany (Nations League) tbc
15-November 2018: Germany vs. Russia (Friendly) in Leipzig
19-November 2018: Germany vs. Netherlands (Nations League) in Gelsenkirchen