Record National Player Lothar Matthäus sees advantages for the further course of the World Cup for the German national team in a possible strong preliminary party.

“If you wins the game – that was similar to Yugoslavia in 1990 – then you’re right in rhythm,” said Matthew in Doha the “German Press Agency”. The 61-year-old is at the draw for the Qatar finals (21st November to 18 December) on April 1 Friday in the capital of the Emirate of one of eight former players and coaches that pull off balls.

At the 1990 World Cup, the DFB selection with Captain Matthew had beaten the then Yugoslavia in the German starting game with 4: 1. “Self-confidence grows, the opponent sees what’s going on. You also get a bit of rest from the outside,” said Matthew. “Against simple opponents for kick-off you can often lose only.” On July 8, 1990 Germany had become a 1-0 against Argentina world champion.

Matthew: “Hansi Flick takes it the way it comes”

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The current DFB team of national coach Hansi Flick threatens a heavy opponent. Germany will only be sorted in two sauce and could meet one of the top nations such as Brazil, Spain or France right at the beginning. “I think Hansi Flick takes it as it comes,” said Matthew. “Hansi knows, it’s not a wish concert, and if you want to achieve the goal, what manuel new has spent yes, you should also get started against very strong opponents.”

At the FIFA Congress today are no groundbreaking decisions on the agenda. Representatives from Ukraine are not expected to personally on site, it was called FIFA circles. Workers from Russia, on the other hand. FIFA President Gianni Infantino is likely to address the war in his opening speech.