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It’s not often that a Head Coach gets sacked in the middle of an international window, nor is it ordinary for a manager to be sacked following a sequence of friendlies, but this is exactly what’s happened in Germany.
On Saturday, die Mannschaf were smashed 4-1 by Japan at Volkswagen Arena, with this simply a continuation of recent horrendous performances and results.
Die Nationalelf are currently winless in five friendlies, losing four of them, previously suffering defeats at the hands of Colombia, Poland and Belgium, only salvaging a last-gasp draw with Ukraine in June.
All of this meant, on Sunday afternoon, the DFB confirmed Hansi Flick had been sacked, having won just four of his final 17 matches in charge, crashing out in the World Cup group stages during this period.
Of course, right now, Germany are exclusively playing friendly fixtures, as they’re set to host next summer’s European Championships, but appear to be in no position to win that tournament just now.
Julian Nagelsmann and Oliver Glasner are the two front-runners for the job long-term but, for this friendly, Rudi Völler, Sandro Wagner and Hannes Wolf will take charge on a one-off basis.
Given all of that, the last thing Germany need is a visit from the back-to-back World Cup finalists, which is exactly what they’ve got.
In stark contrast to their hosts, France are flying at the minute, making it five wins out of five in Euro 2024 qualifying last Thursday by beating Republic of Ireland 2-0 in Paris.
Aurélien Tchouaméni’s rocket broke the deadlock at Parc des Princes, before Marcus Thuram sealed the victory mere moments after half time.
Didier Deschamps’ team are on maximum points in Euro qualifying, not even conceding a goal so far, and can rubber stamp qualification in Amsterdam when they’re next in action on 13 October.
France are unbeaten in six meetings with Germany, dating back to the 2014 World Cup, with their most-recent clash coming at Euro 2020, with les Bleus prevailing 1-0 at Allianz Arena in Munich.
Another French victory seems likely at Westfalenstadion.