In two months, the 2022 World Cup will start in Qatar. The 32 participants have already found their quarters for their stay in the Gulf State. Where exactly is that of the German national team? SPOX will tell you.
The 2022 World Cup is getting closer by the day. Finally, on November 20th, the tournament will open with the match between Qatar and Ecuador at the al-Bayt Stadium in al-Khour. The German national team is also slowly preparing for the big event, in the Nations League games against Hungary (September 23) and England (September 26) are scheduled for the next few days. But not only the playful part is part of the preparation, the stay in the Gulf state has already been taken care of.
In the following, SPOX will tell you exactly where the German quarters are at the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.
DFB team: quarters at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar
As far as accommodation in the host country Qatar is concerned, Germany is going its own way. While the remaining 31 nations are based near the center of Doha, Germany’s is further afield in the Qatari desert.
The German players and staff will spend their time during the World Cup at the Zulal Wellness Resort in Al-Ruwais, north of the country. This luxurious hotel is the furthest from Doha compared to the rest of the resorts and is located on the Arabian Gulf. They want to develop a “spirit that will carry us through the tournament – and for as long as possible,” explained DFB manager Oliver Bierhoff. “We can fully focus on our big task there.”
“In Al-Ruwais we have everything we need for an optimal Team Base Camp: a short journey to the training ground, the best training conditions to be able to work intensively and with concentration, and a wonderful ambience in the hotel,” said national coach Hansi Flick.
How compact the World Cup is can be seen from the short trips that the teams will need for their games. During the tournament, the teams can stay in their quarters the whole time, flights to the venues are not required. Of the 32 nations, 24 are within a ten-kilometer radius of Doha.
For the DFB team, the tournament starts on November 23 against Japan, followed by games against Spain (November 27) and Costa Rica (December 1) in the days that follow. The three games will take place in ar-Rayyan (against Japan) and in al-Khour (against Spain and Costa Rica).
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