Status: 02.12.2023, 10:43 a.m.
By: Stefan Schmid, Luca Hartmann
The weather doesn't stop at football either. DFB coach Julian Nagelsmann is temporarily stranded in Munich and is in danger of missing the European Championship draw.
Munich – Flight operations at Munich Airport are expected to be suspended until 12 noon. That's how long Julian Nagelsmann will have to wait to take off for Hamburg for the European Championship draw – at least. The coach of the German national team has already had to cancel one item from his travel plan.
|23 July 1987 (age 36), in Landsberg am Lech
|National Coach Germany
|National coach since:
|September 22, 2023
|Previous coaching positions:
|FC Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig, TSG Hoffenheim
DFB coach Nagelsmann hopes for airport winter service
The snow chaos is keeping the whole of Munich in suspense: rail traffic has almost completely come to a standstill. Almost half of all flights scheduled for December 2 from Munich Airport have already been cancelled. It is quite possible that there was also a flight to Hamburg, whose guest should actually have been Julian Nagelsmann.
The DFB coach must now hope that the airport's winter service will do its job as quickly as possible. Nagelsmann should be hopeful when he looks at the weather forecast, which predicts a partial easing of the situation for the afternoon.
The weather chaos in the south of Germany has an impact on Julian Naglesmann's travel plans. © Christian Charisius/dpa
Nagelsmann has to cancel first appointment with Völler
However, it is already clear that Nagelsmann will probably not make it to his appointment with Rudi Völler in time. The sporting director of the national team had announced on Friday that he wanted to watch the final of the German team at the U17 European Championship together with Nagelsmann. That will not happen now.
In the hotel, Nagelsmann and Völler wanted to watch the final between Germany and France together to get in the mood for the group draw for the European Championship. In Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie, the DFB team will draw their opponents for the home European Championship from 18 p.m. onwards. Then it will also be clear who Nagelsmann's team will face in the opening game on 14 June.
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Meanwhile, the U17 national team is far from the weather problems in Germany. In Surakarta, Indonesia, the team of U17 national coach Christian Wück wants to be crowned world champions on Saturday afternoon. It is only the second time that a German U17 team has reached a World Cup final.
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