The Germany national team will hold a short training camp in Oman ahead of the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Head coach Hansi Flick will prepare his players for the 2022 FIFA World Cup group games against Japan (November 23), Spain (November 27) and Costa Rica (December 1) from November 14 to 18 at the Sultan-Qabus-Sports Centre in Muscat. Two days before the journey to the team headquarters, the ‘Zulal Wellness Resort’ in Northern Qatar, the team will face Oman in their only preparatory game on November 16 during the short stay in Muscat.
Oliver Bierhoff, managing director of the Germany national team and academy, said, “Because of the move to a winter FIFA World Cup, preparation for this year’s tournament is different than anything we’ve done before. We only have a little bit of time. The players are coming from their current Bundesliga playing schedules and so it was important for us that they would be able to acclimatise to the temperature that the tournament will bring. Oman offer us a good opponent as a final test ahead of the start of the competition, as well as optimal sporting conditions.”
There has only ever been one meeting between the two national teams with Germany winning in Muscat back in 1998 after goals from Jürgen Kohler and Jörg Heinrich secured a 2-0 win.