Germany versus Netherlands to go ahead
World champions Germany will face Netherlands inside a scheduled friendly on Tuesday right after playing France on the evening of the Paris attacks.
Germany’s friendly international against Netherlands in Hannover on Tuesday will go ahead as planned, the German Football Association (DFB) has confirmed.
Joachim Low’s side lost 2-0 to France in the Stade de France on Friday – a match played out amid the unfolding atrocities that took place in the surrounding region.
Figures released by French officials confirmed 129 people had been killed in attacks across six internet sites, with a additional 352 injured – 99 of those critically.
Bomb blasts have been heard throughout France versus Germany and Paris prosecutor Francois Molins told a Saturday media conference that three suicide bombers detonated explosive vests in the locality in the Saint Denis venue, exactly where a additional victim was killed.
Germany’s players remained within the stadium overnight resulting from safety fears and were accompanied by their French counterparts ahead of flying safely back to Frankfurt the following morning.
The DFB announced the cancellation of its initial plans to travel to Hannover on Sunday, as well as connected instruction and media appearances, however the organisation confirmed that the 19.45 GMT kick-off at the HDI-Arena would remain unaffected.
The statement study: “The international match of the German national team against Netherlands in Hannover will remain as scheduled.
“After the series of attacks in Paris last Friday, the DFB conferred on Sunday morning and decided to proceed. The outcome was a unanimous sign of freedom and against terror: the team will play.”
Acting DFB president Reinhard fifa coins Rauball mentioned: “The message is clear: We’ll not be intimidated by terror. As planned, several days following the negative experiences with the international match in Paris, the group will play against Netherlands.
“National group coach Joachim Low and each and every person player will show the respect through this demonstration of solidarity using the victims and also the entire French persons.”
National group manger Oliver Bierhoff confirmed that the squad would resume coaching on Monday and said that the match may be “a sign of communion together with the French men and women and for the households of your victims”.
Bierhoff added: “The whole group – players, coaches and staff – continues to be severely affected. However all understand that it truly is essential to set an example and to work as a group for our values and culture.
“Under these situations, the sporting worth of the game against the Netherlands is of course lower.”