The German national baseball team has also missed their minimum goal at the European home championship. The hosts were defeated on Sunday in the match for fifth place in Bonn in the Czech Republic with 3: 4. Due to the defeat missed the team of national coach Steve Janssen participation in the Olympic qualifying tournament in Italy (18 to 22 September). The top five of the European Championship will play there, together with the African champions South Africa a permanent place for the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo.
Against the Czech Republic, runs by Eric Brenk and Marco Cardoso (2) were not enough. Germany finished the European Championship with a record of three wins and five defeats in sixth place. The finals will be played by the Netherlands and Italy on Sunday evening.