The DFB stars certainly imagined the journey from Iceland to Germany differently. The plane had to make an unplanned stopover in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Edinburgh/Reykjavik – The reason for the interruption of the return flight to Germany from the World Cup qualifiers in Iceland is still unclear, following the German national football team’s unplanned stoppage in Edinburgh. DFB spokesman Jens Greitner announced on Thursday morning that there was “no disturbance” and that “nothing medical” was responsible for the charter plane’s landing in Scotland. Rather, it was feared that there was some defect in the plane. At the moment, “a check protocol is still underway to cancel everything,” the DFB said. National coach Hansi Flick and the players stayed in the first machine.
Bayern trio takes off with a line plane
The DFB again emphasized that “all” fellow passengers of DFB’s convoy are doing well. The association is currently organizing return visits for players, coaches and supervisors and is examining all options. There was no excitement in the group, it was also assured.
“Safety first. Safe stopover in Edinburgh as a precaution,” the DFB team announced on its Twitter account a few hours ago. All players on the plane set for Frankfurt am Main in Wednesday evening’s 4-0 win in Reykjavik England pros around Timo Werner and Ilkay Gundogan must return to their clubs in person. Bayern trio Manuel Neuer, Serge Gnabry and Joshua Kimmich also boarded a scheduled flight from Reykjavik to Munich on Thursday morning Loved flying to Munich.
Neuer told the German press agency at the airport that it was more comfortable for him personally to sleep through the night “for the resurrection” and then fly straight. “It was better for us,” he said after checking-in at the airport. The captain also had contact with colleagues in Edinburgh through a chat group run by the national team.
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