Germany announce three international games to be played in June

Germany have announced that they will play three international games in the June international break. They will play Ukraine, Poland and Colombia.

The game against Ukraine will be played in Bremen on the 12th June and it will be a charity game to help the Ukrainians affected by the Russian War. This international also marks Germany’s 1000th international game. On the game, DFB president Bernd Neuendorf said: “The 1000 International match of the German men’s A national team is a very special event. We would like to use it to send a clear signal for peace and international understanding and against war and destruction. That’s why we are very pleased that we can play an international match with and for Ukraine on the occasion of our anniversary.” 

Germany will also play Poland in Warsaw on the 16th June before returning to Germany four days later to play Colombia in Gelsenkirchen on the 20th June. 

Speaking about their June friendlies, national team coach Hansi Flick said: “In addition to this very special game against Ukraine, we have found two other attractive opponents with Poland and Colombia on our way to the home European Championship. In these international matches, we want to build on what the team showed in the second phase of the game against Belgium. The first half hour has clearly shown us what we have to work on until the EURO. But if the team learns the right lessons from it and appears as in the following 60 minutes against Belgium, passionately defended and courageously forward, the fans also go along and the stadium is behind us. We have felt this support very clearly in the sold-out stadium in Cologne and want to take this tailwind with us into the next three international matches.”

Germany had mixed fortunes in the March international break. In their first friendly, Germany beat Peru 2-0 in Mainz thanks to a brace from Niklas Füllkrug. They then next played Belgium in Cologne where they lost 3-2 in a game where they were outplayed by Belgium. Two early goals from Romelu Lukaku gave Belgium the lead before Füllkrug would score a penalty before halftime. Kevin De Bruyne would extend Belgium’s lead before a late Serge Gnabry consolation goal.

The previous international breaks saw debuts for Mergim Berisha, Kevin Schade, Marius Wolf, Felix Nmecha and Joshua Vagnoman. 

GGFN | Jack Meenan 


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