Germany football stars invited their wives and girlfriends to the plush hotel resort where they are staying for the World Cup following their draw with Spain on Sunday.
According to the German daily Bild, the WAGs were permitted to stay at the remote Zulal Wellness Resort for two nights before leaving as the team prepared for their crucial final Group E match against Costa Rica on Thursday.
The girlfriend of Kai Havertz, Sophia Weber, and the fiancée of goalkeeper Kevin Trapp, Izabel Goulart, were among the players’ significant others who watched the 1-1 draw between Germany and Spain from the stands at the Al Bayt Stadium.
Other attendees included Christina Ginter, the wife of Matthias Ginter, who flaunted her goosebumps while lamenting how chilly the air-conditioned venues of the World Cup are.
After the game, their partners traveled a considerable distance to the German team’s tournament base, which was more than 111 kilometers north of Doha.
Germany manager Hansi Flick stated the distance between the resort and the capital as the justification for not sending a player to join him at the pre-match press conference before the Spain encounter.
Due to the requirement that at least one player, along with the manager, handle pre-match media obligations, the German FA is now in hot water with FIFA.
He gave the justification that he didn’t want a crucial player to endure an unnecessary three-hour round trip from their base camp in Qatar’s north.
‘It’s so important that they devote their energy to training,’ Flick stated.
The Germans’ protest about not being allowed to wear the One Love armband by covering their mouths before their 2-1 loss to Japan has already strained their relationship with FIFA.
Germany only earned one point from their first two games, leaving them in a tight race to go to the round of 16.
After losing to Japan 2-1 and then drawing with Spain, they are in a perilous situation and could be eliminated from the group stage for the second time in a row.
Germany needs the outcomes of Spain’s game against Japan to go their way in order to advance if they fail to defeat Costa Rica.
Germany will qualify if they defeat Costa Rica by two goals or more in the event that Spain and Japan draw.
Germany So Far In The 2022 World Cup
With a late goal to tie the game at 1-1 and prevent the 2014 world champions from falling to Spain twice in a row in Qatar 2022, Niclas Fullkrug gave Germany new life.
Due to other Group E results, a loss would not have ruined Germany’s chances of qualifying, but Fullkrug’s goal, which canceled out Alvaro Morata’s opening goal, means that a victory over Costa Rica will almost surely be enough to send Hansi Flick’s squad through.
With 44 goals in 120 appearances and a World Cup championship medal in 2014, Thomas Muller has cemented his position in Germany’s hall of fame, but the 33-year-old is beginning to show his age.
The fact that Timo Werner was forced to miss the World Cup due to injury hasn’t improved Germany’s chances, but the RB Leipzig player’s lack of effect for Chelsea in the Premier League demonstrated that he has never been the solution to the Germans’ problems.
Despite the fact that Muller had scored just once in his previous seven international contests coming into the encounter against Spain, Flick decided to stick with him.
At Al Bayt Stadium, Muller struggled to get past Spain’s defense and was eventually replaced in the second half.
However, Niclas Fullkrug went on to score the equalizer, keeping Germany’s hopes of qualifying for the World Cup alive.