Five Foxes are representing their native countries at the 2022 European Championship, which begins on Thursday in Hungary and Slovakia (13 to 30 January). Quite a few teams have already had to battle coronavirus in the run-up.
The teams featuring Foxes have already reported some positive test results, but the five Berlin players were not among them.
Jacob Holm and Lasse Andersson are representing Denmark in group A, where they will meet Slovakia and Macedonia, as well as the Montenegrin team with the Foxes’ left wing Milos Vujovic. The Foxes will face each other on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Current world champions Denmark are the strong favourite in this group.
Dejan Milosavljev and Mijajlo Marsenic (captain) are playing for Serbia in group C, where they will face Ukraine, Olympic champions France, and Croatia, which was the runner-up at the last European Championships. Thursday’s kick-off against Ukraine (6 p.m.) will be followed on 15/01 and 17/01 (both at 8:30 p.m.) by the duels with Croatia and France, crucial for reaching the main round.
The German national team is competing in group D, which does not contain any Foxes, and will begin on Friday (6 p.m.) by facing Belarus. This is followed by Austria on Sunday (6 p.m.) and Poland on Tuesday, also at 6 p.m.
The defending champion is Spain, and the Iberians could potentially triumph for the third time in a row. Germany has the potential to win in the main round, which is being played in Bratislava, like group D of the preliminary round. The six groups of four teams will be whittled down to two groups of six teams for the main round. As well as the four semi-finalists, the two teams in third place will compete for fifth place at the 2022 European Championship.
The whole of the final stage will be broadcast on sportdeutschland.tv (for a fee, 12 euros for all games), with commentators including Stefan Kretzschmar. The German team’s games are being shown on ARD and ZDF, and 18 other games will be broadcast for free on Eurosport.
This article was submitted by: Füchse Berlin