Germany U-21s will play both of their final matches of 2020 in the Eintracht-Stadion in Braunschweig. The decision was made by the presidential board of the Deutscher Fußball-Bund (DFB) in a meeting on Friday, September 11. Coach Stefan Kuntz’s team will play a friendly on November 12 (18:15 CEST), with the opposition yet to be announced, before the final qualifier for the European U-21 Championship against Wales on November 17 (18:15 CEST).
Stefan Kuntz said, “Our international match that was cancelled in March should have taken place in Braunschweig, so we’re glad that we can catch up in this respect. We’ll play both internationals in Braunschweig, as we don’t expect fans to be there in November and we want to keep organisation and travel costs as low as possible.”
2021 European U21 Championship split into two stages
Before that though, two European U-21 Championship qualifiers are on the agenda for October 2020. The U-21s travel to Chisinau to take on Moldova on the October 9 (18:15 CEST), before Bosnia and Herzegovina are the opponents in Fürth on October 13 (18:15 CEST). With nine points from five games, Germany U-21s currently sit in second place behind Belgium in group nine of the qualifiers. Due to the impact of the coronavirus and other postponed tournaments, the 2021 European U-21 Championship has been split into two stages. The group stage will take place from March 24 to 31, 2021, with the quarterfinals, semifinals and final taking place from May 31 to June 6. The tournament will be hosted by Hungary and Slovenia.