Status: 02.12.2023, 11:13 a.m.
By: Stefan Schmid
Max Moerstedt celebrates his goal to make it 3-2 against Argentina in the semi-finals. © IMAGO/Marcio Machado/M.i.S.
The German U17 national team wants to crown their outstanding performance at the World Cup in Indonesia with the title. The live ticker for the final against France.
- Double of World Cup and European Championship title possible: France looking for revenge
- Coach Wück praises "German virtues": key to success
- The live ticker will be updated continuously
Surakarta – The road for the U17 national team to the World Cup final in Indonesia was a rocky one, but undoubtedly one that showed the character of the team. The DFB team did not let setbacks, such as Argentina's last-minute equaliser in the semi-finals, deter them and deservedly reached the final. Even for opponents France, who are looking for revenge, the tournament so far has by no means been a foregone conclusion. You can follow the match between the two opponents here in the live ticker.
DFB-U17 can complete double of World Cup and European Championship title
The match against France will take place under two auspices, which will add a special spice to the whole thing. On the one hand, the two junior teams only met in a final at the beginning of June this year. In the European Championship final, the DFB juniors defeated the neighbouring country 5-4 on penalties.
This means that France should not only be looking for revenge, but also the German kickers should be motivated to the tips of their hair. The opportunity to win the double of European Championship and World Cup title within a few months will probably never arise again for them.
Much-invoked "German virtues" for U17 team
A key to the success of the DFB's young players is also the return to the "German virtues", according to coach Christian Wück. "I know what German football is internationally renowned for, and that's where we wanted to get back to," said Wück one day before the World Cup final.
The coach expects a final "at a high level with a close result". In order to create the historic, his team must "take this last step". This time, there should also be support from the TV sets, fans can follow the game here. (sch/dpa)