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Two Salzburg Youngsters New in FB

Austria s team boss Franco FODA tests two Salzburg Youngsters around the two final international matches of the year. Midfieldmann Nicolas Seiwald and striker Junior Adamu stand for the World Cup Quali lots on 12 November against Israel and on 15 November against the Republic of Moldova in Klagenfurt for the first time in the ÖFB national team. The Rapidouncing offensive player Marco Grüll and Ercan Kara post-nominated in October also remained in the squad.

Foda nominated a total of 25 players on Friday. Seiwald and Adamu are the two new newcomers. We decided to bring new, fresh wind into the team. Both players convinced both in the championship as well as internationally, Foda said about the 20-year-olds who lasted in the ÖFB-U-21 and Champions Leasing experience.

Seiwald has risen to the regular player in Salzburg this season. He s extremely game intelligent, a good baller manager, said Foda. He wins many balls in the midfield and turns well too. He plays good balls and also has ideas in the game forward. Even attacker Adamu work well against the ball. He was always very present in the penalty area. And it s the way he has a draft.

No place in the squad found for this under other Cologne legionnaire Florian Kainz and Augsburg-Striker Michael Gregoritsch. FODA led according to its own information with both a longer telephone conversation. Both are still part of our team, and nothing will change. This time, the two Styrians, as well as those post-nominated defensive forces Phillipp Mwene, Kevin Danso and Maximilian Wöber are only on the polling list.

Pediatric forces return to the team

Compared to the recent games, a 2-0 mandatory victory on Faroe Islands and a 0: 1 in the flawless group winner Denmark, sweeping, among other things, the then prevented primary forces Aleksandar Dragovic, Christoph Baumgartner and Marko Arnautovic back. Philipp Lienhart and Andreas Ulmer are also in the squad again. The most famous failures for the annual financial statements are Stefan Lainer, Xaver Schlager, Julian Baumgartlinger, Valentino Lazaro and Sasa Kalajdzic.

The Austrians can take the spotted World Cup qualification, in which only the Faroe Islands and Moldova has succeeded in winning at best, at best. For this for example, in addition to three counters, the residue would have to be picked up for points of points with six hits of worse goal difference. For the annual financial statements, FODA made a clear goal: We absolutely want to win both games and get six points. We want to do anything for that.

For five wins, two draws and seven defeats, they also need them to get a balanced annual balance. Great experiments did not call Foda. The most important thing is always that you win games. That s the top priority, said the German. But beyond, we also want to play football. That must be the task. We can only come out of this situation together, only as a unit. Accordingly, we also have to behave and present.

The next really important games are only in March on the program, if there is probably in the previous year thanks to the Nations League Group victory in the play-off in two co-games for one of the three remaining European tickets for the World Cup in a year Qatar goes. We want to go with a good feeling next year, emphasized Foda. In this respect, the two upcoming international matches are extremely important. We want to take something positive again, Foda said.

His own future should not be the focus. Foda s contract runs at least to the play-off. The new ÖFB President Gerhard Milletich wants to decide only after the two Klagenfurt lots about the further procedure. FODA could also be measured at the results. I feel a special pressure, on the contrary: We look forward to the course, the 55-year-old assured. I still have a lot of fun and joy.

Goalkeeper question still open

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Not completely clarified is the goalkeeper question. Daniel Bachmann is only resident at Watford. The 27-year-old would have shown good performances in the ÖFB team, emphasized Foda. But it s a new situation, he has little game rhythm. You will gain an overview of the training week and then set. As an alternative, Lask Captain Alexander Schlager and FC-Basel-Routinier Heinz Lindner are in the squad. According to Foda, that this was a bit greater than used with 25 men, among other things, the rising corona infectious numbers. In addition, some actors could lead to the U 21 in the EM qualification against Croatia on 16 November.

For excitement in the vicinity of the team, the open vaccination status of team doctor Michael Fiedler caused. Foda referred to the strict prevention concept of ÖFB, which would carry all players and supervisors. We have not had a single Covid-19-case in the national team. This speaks that all consider the measures. About the vaccination status of individual persons he would not provide information for privacy reasons.

I would recommend it to anyone to vaccinate – to protect themselves and also the fellow human beings, Foda said. That s his personal opinion. There is no duty and no law that everyone has to be vaccinated. It should be left to anyone himself whether he is playing or not.

The ÖFB squad for the international matches against Israel and Moldova

Tor: Daniel Bachmann (FC Watford / Eng), Heinz Lindner (FC Basel / Sui), Alexander Schlager (Lask)

Defense: David Alaba (Real Madrid / ESP), Aleksandar Dragovic (Red Star Belgrade / SRB), Martin Hinteregger (Eintracht Frankfurt / GER), Philipp Lienhart (SC Freiburg / GER), Stefan Posch (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim / Ger), Christopher Trimmel (1. FC Union Berlin / GER), Andreas Ulmer (FC Red Bull Salzburg)

Midfield: Christoph Baumgartner (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim / GER), Yusuf Demir (FC Barcelona / ESP), Florian Grillitsch (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim / GER), Marco Grüll (SK Rapid), Stefan Ilsanker (Eintracht Frankfurt / GER), Konrad Laimer (RB Leipzig / GER), Dejan Ljubicic (1st FC Cologne / GER), Marcel Sabitzer (FC Bayern Munich / GER), Louis Schaub (1st FC Cologne / GER), Alessandro Schöpf (Arminia Bielefeld / GER), Nicolas Seiwald (FC Red Bull Salzburg)

Attack: Junior Adamu (FC Red Bull Salzburg), Marko Arnautovic (FC Bologna / ITA), Ercan Kara (SK Rapid), Karim Onisiwo (1st FSV Mainz 05 / GER)