Tonight against England: Why the DFB men play in women's jerseys

Before the men's European Championship last year, the DFB women wear men's jerseys - tonight the team of national coach Hansi Flick will return the favor.

Tonight against England: Why the DFB men play in women's jerseys

Before the men's European Championship last year, the DFB women wear men's jerseys - tonight the team of national coach Hansi Flick will return the favor. In order to draw attention to the women's European Championship in July, Manuel Neuer wear

After the not really satisfactory 1-1 draw at the start of the Nations League, the German national football team will play against England in Munich tonight (8.45 p.m. / ZDF and in the live ticker on ntv.de). Another duel with a lot of tradition, another duel whose successful contest could be interpreted as a good omen for the World Cup in Qatar in November and December. And a duel in which the DFB men wear jerseys that they will probably never wear again for a competitive game. Because: The team of national coach Hansi Flick wears the outfit against England with which the DFB women want to fight for the European Championship in July.

The tournament will take place in England from July 6th to 31st. It was actually already scheduled for 2021, but as a result of the men's European Championship being postponed by one year, the women's European Championship was also postponed by twelve months. In order to create awareness for this and for the title mission of the team of national coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg, Manuel Neuer wear

"I'm curious whether the men's jerseys suit them better than us," said defender Sara Doorsoun at a media round in Frankfurt/Main: "It's really a cool thing." National goalkeeper Merle Frohms also spoke of a "nice sign". DFB women's spokeswoman Annette Seitz explained the action as a "small greeting from our men's team to all of us that we support each other and that it's football". A year ago, the women's team also wore the black men's European Championship jersey before the start of the tournament in the home international match against Chile.

In the preliminary group of the European Championship, the team from Voss-Tecklenburg meets Denmark, Spain and Finland. It is the 13th edition of the continental championship, with eleven participations, the DFB has eight titles in the statistics, from 1995 to 2013 there were even six successes in a row. In 2017, on the other hand, it was already over in the quarter-finals, a 1: 2 in Denmark ended the German winning streak.

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