With their place at Euro 2020 guaranteed, Austria will use the Greek national team as a sparring partner on Wednesday, October 7, in preparation for the tournament to be held next year. The friendly match will take place at the Wörthersee stadium in Klagenfurt, Austria, starting at 3:30 pm (Brasília time).
This is the first date that FIFA (International Football Federation) has reserved for games between post-pandemic teams for real. In September there was a space for international meetings where, for example, duels from the League of Nations of Europe were held.
During the period, however, there was no requirement for clubs to give up their athletes. They could refuse to give up their players.
Now, they do not have this option, since the calendar includes games for the South American qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup and also worth the last places in Euro 2020 with the playoffs.
The Austrians secured their place in the final tournament of the continental tournament to close their participation in the qualifiers in second place in group G. They accumulated 19 points (six wins, one draw and three losses). There were five less than Poland, also guaranteed in the competition.
Austria was inserted in key C, which has Holland and Ukraine. There is still a team to be defined. This will happen in the playoffs that will have their semifinals in October and the finals in November.
Austria’s Euro 2020 debut is scheduled for June 16 next year against the Netherlands.
The team returned from the shutdown of world football in September making its first two commitments in the 2020/2021 version of the League of Nations of Europe.
In Liga B, the Second Division, overcame Norway, outside their domains, by 2 to 1. However, in the home debut, it was beaten by Romania by 2 to 2.
He shares the vice-leadership of group 1 with the Norwegians with three points. The first position belongs to the Romanians, with four points. The lantern is in the hands of Northern Ireland, which has made only one point. The Austrians will face the North Irish on the 11th, away from home, and on the 14th, they will also face the selection of Romania as visitors.
Greece tried to react in the final stretch after a bad start in the qualifiers for Euro 2020. They won the last three matches.
However, it was too late. He took third place in group J with 14 points (four wins, two draws and four losses) being left out of the tournament. The key places were for Italy (30 points) and Finland (18).
However, the reaction showed the beginning of a positive trajectory that continued after the stoppage of European football. In September, in the resumption of games between teams, the Greeks began the dispute of League C, the Third Division of the League of Nations of Europe, scoring in the first two meetings, both away from home. They drew goalless with Slovenia and scored 2-1 in Kosovo.
The four points left the Greeks sharing the leadership of group 3 with Slovenia. Kosovo and Moldova share the third position. After the friendly against Austria, Greece will have two home matches. He will receive Modavia on the 11th and Kosovo on the 14th.
Football Prediction of the Day Austria vs Greece
With greater technical resources and owner of a team assembled for a longer time, Austria has the prognosis in its success against Greece the hunch indicated for the friendly preparatory for Euro 2020 this Wednesday.
Bet Tips: Austria