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The DFB has canceled all international matches of its female and male U national teams by the end of the year - the only exception is Stefan Kuntz's U21.
The decision to cancel all junior international matches in the current calendar year was made by the DFB at its board meeting on Friday. The U 21 remains unaffected, it is still required in the context of the EM qualification. With this decision, the association is reacting to the increasing number of corona infections across Europe and high incidence values in the planned training and game locations. Before that, the sports management, team management and the presidium had agreed internally.
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Joti Chatzialexiou, Sports Director of the National Teams, justified the decision in a DFB announcement: "We have made this decision out of responsibility towards our young players, some of whom are still of school age Players, coaches and supervisors met. Although our hygiene concept has worked extremely well in all international match phases so far, it is increasingly difficult to maintain regular courses in the U-national teams due to the different Corona regulations across Germany.
Rather, the DFB now wants to put the energy into the best possible preparation for the courses and international matches in 2021. The sightings of the talents in the club competitions are to be continued "with unchanged intensity".
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The Presidium of the German Football Association (DFB) has made changes to the match day dates of the women's Bundesliga. © picture alliance / Boris Roessler / dpa The Presidium of the German Football Association (DFB) has made changes to the match day data for the women's Bundesliga. The DFB is thus following the adjustment of the international match calendar for the FIFA secondment period in June 2021.