Oliver Bierhoff wants to book the team quarters of the German football national team in Qatar as quickly as possible after the draw of the World Cup groups at the end of coming week.
“We have the draw on April 1st. Since we will fall over again, one, watching two things and then have to decide because then we want to go to the plan at an early stage,” said the DFB director.
However, a definition of a particular hotel for the World Cup finals from November 21 to 18 at the Persian Gulf did not yet exist, the 53-year-old Bierhoff.
A favorite in the north of the country
According to reports, the Zulal Wellness Resort is intended to be in the north of the Emirate of the DFB favorite. The luxury plant a good 100 kilometers north of the capital Doha, which will become the World Cup center, also offers seclusion from national coach Hansi Flick from the large World Cup hype. Bierhoff noted that despite the comparatively small distances with a trancoming week problem just in Doha, there is “a mass of people in the city”.
The draw also determines the concrete World Cup schedule and thus the immediate preparation of the national team. If the DFB-EC eleven only several days after the opening match on November 21 with the first group game into the tournament, it maybe there will be a short training camp of three to four days in Germany before departure to Qatar, announced Bierhoff.
At an early tournament entry, for example, in group A of hosts Qatar you would leave to better acclimatization early direction. Because of the narrow schedule, Flick is available to his World Cup squad until 14 November. “Because the period is short, this is something completely different from the effort of planning,” said Bierhoff. At WM tournaments in summer, there had always been a up to three-week preparation phase.