Martina Voss-Tecklenburg is sick. The national coach will be missing from the Nations League games at the end of September. The World Cup analysis will also be delayed.
National soccer coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg is ill and cannot look after the DFB team in the first international matches after the botched World Cup.
The 55-year-old will be temporarily represented by assistant coach Britta Carlson at the Nations League games in Denmark and against Iceland on September 22nd and 26th, the German Football Association announced. Because of Voss-Tecklenburg’s illness, the analysis of the German team’s early exit from the World Cup will also be delayed, it said. Coming to terms with the failure in the group phase will continue after the national coach returns.
“First of all, we wish Martina a speedy recovery and hope that she returns to our team soon,” Joti Chatzialexiou, national team sporting director, was quoted as saying. It is important to look forward after the disappointing World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. “Our goal is clear: we want to qualify for the Olympic Games,” said Chatzialexiou.
This time, tickets for the Summer Games in Paris 2024 will be allocated via the Nations League. Only two European teams can qualify. After the start in Denmark, the team will play against the Icelanders in Bochum on September 26th. As a reinforcement for Carlson and the assistant coaching team around Michael Urbansky, U17 national coach Sabine Loderer will also temporarily be part of the coaching staff.
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