The Europe Area playoffs for the 2022 World Cup are organized as part of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and issue 55 national selections for 13 qualifying places. In overall, 13 places in the last stage are available for UEFA teams.
Only Christoph Baumgartner prepares still worries. The Austrian had complained to the national team about muscular problems in the thigh and missed the international matches against Israel and the Republic of Moldova. Also on Wednesday, the 22-year-old still worked individually and not on the square. Accordingly, it should be very tight for use on Saturday against RB.
Otherwise, however, head coach Sebastian Honey can prepare his team under significantly better conditions on the next task in the Bundesliga than in the country break before. At that time, many players had returned to the club clearly later, and the TSG had already had to play against the 1st FC Cologne on Friday night. On the day before, Chris Richards had been in use with the US and returned to the last pusher.
Some achievement experiences
This time all 16 national players had completed their order at the latest on Tuesday for their countries, except Kevin Akpoguma and Richards were already at the TSG on Wednesday. According to all well-kept and some with success experiences in the luggage. For example, Andrew Dramatic with Vice World Champion Croatia could qualify directly for the World Cup in the coming year in Qatar. Richards is also a significant step closer to Mexico and 1: 1 on Jamaica of the World Cup. The Austrians around Baumgartner, Florian Drillisch and Stefan Porch ended the qualification with a 4-1 win over the Republic of Moldova only rank 4 of the group F, but were previously qualified via the Nations League for the play-offs.
And even goals trainer Michael Calculator, who most recently supported the coaching team around the new chef coach of Turkey, Stefan Kurtz, could help the Turks also reach the play-offs. Very much for the annoyance of Harvard Cordovan, whose World Cup dreams are finally burst with Norway.
From Thursday, if Akpoguma and Richards have arrived, Honey can prepare the Leipzig game with (except for the long-term injured) full-time workforce. Dennis Geiger, who had last failed due to inflammation at the foot, is fully resilient again.