German Football Association confirm positive coronavirus test

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Europe: WC Qualification Europe

VOLKSWAGEN ARENA

By Rune Gjerulff

The DFB have issued a statement this morning, confirming that a Germany player has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to Bild, Niklas Süle has tested positive for COVID-19.
According to Bild, Niklas Süle has tested positive for COVID-19. Photo: Granada, CC-by-SA 4.0

The German Football Association (DFB) have confirmed Bild’s report that a member of the squad has tested positive for COVID-19.

After his positive test result, the player, who is fully vaccinated and currently symptom-free, was immediately isolated.

In addition to him, four other players, who were classified as category 1 contacts despite testing negative, are in quarantine as well.

According to Bild, the player is question is Bayern München’s Niklas Süle.

“The number of Corona infections has recently risen sharply again across Germany. That is why we are consistently continuing to implement hygiene and behavioral rules,” said Germany general manager Oliver Bierhoff.

“This news is very bitter so close to our final two World Cup qualifiers – for the coaching team as well as for the entire squad. But health comes first, of course. I wish the player, who tested positive, a speedy recovery and that he remains symptom-free.”

Lineups are posted about an hour before kickoff

Germany

WC Qualification Europe
Macedonia – Germany 0-4
1 Manuel Neuer (C)
16 Lukas Klostermann
15 Niklas Süle
5 Thilo Kehrer
21 David Raum
8 Leon Goretzka ↩61
6 Joshua Kimmich
10 Serge Gnabry ↩74
13 Thomas Müller ↩80
7 Kai Havertz ↩61
9 Timo Werner ↩74
Bench
12 Bernd Leno
22 Marc-André ter Stegen
11 Marco Reus
18 Jonas Hofmann ↪74
19 Leroy Sané
20 Karim Adeyemi ↪61
3 Nico Schlotterbeck
4 Matthias Ginter
14 Jamal Musiala ↪74
17 Florian Neuhaus ↪80
23 Florian Wirtz ↪61
Liechtenstein

WC Qualification Europe
Iceland – Liechtenstein 4-0
1 Benjamin Büchel
20 Sandro Wolfinger ↩84
5 Rafael Grünenfelder
6 Andreas Malin ↩8
23 Jens Hofer
3 Maximilian Göppel
8 Aron Sele ↩67
16 Noah Frommelt
18 Nicolas Hasler (C)
14 Livio Meier ↩46
7 Yanik Frick ↩84
Bench
12 Claudio Majer
21 Lorenzo Lo Russo
9 Rıdvan Kardeşoğlu ↪84
10 Noah Frick ↪46
2 Daniel Brandle ↪84
4 Martin Marxer
15 Seyhan Yıldız ↪67
17 Alexander Marxer
19 Roman Spirig
13 Martin Büchel
22 Marco Marxer ↪8

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