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Zehnter wins with the Germany U19s - Gumny’s Poland draw their World Cup opener

FCA players on international duty

First Team 23.11.2022, 13:52

Aaron Zehnter’s Germany U19s picked up a win in the Four Nations tournament in Malta, whereas Robert Gumny’s Poland had to settle for a 0-0 draw in their World Cup opener against Mexico. 

Poland and Mexico played out a 0-0 draw in their opening fixture in Group C at the FIFA World Cup. Augsburg’s Robert Gumny, who played for the full 90 minutes in a friendly against Chile a week ago, had to watch his side’s battling performance from the bench. Although chances were hard to come by for both sides, Robert Lewandowski had the opportunity to give his side the lead from the penalty spot just before the hour-mark, but his effort was saved by veteran goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.

Poland are next in action on Saturday (26th November, 14:00 CET) against Saudi Arabia, who shocked the world of football on Tuesday by defeating two-time winners Argentina 2-1. Ruben Vargas’ Switzerland are set to get their World Cup campaign underway on Thursday, when they face Cameroon in Group G.

Zehnter starts for the U19s

Aaron Zehnter, who made his debut for the Germany U19s back in September, made his first start for Guido Streichsbier’s side at the Four Nations tournament in Malta on Wednesday. It was a comfortable afternoon for the U19s who stormed to a 3-0 win over Poland. The U19s are set to come up against the hosts Malta on Saturday (26th November, 12:30 CET), followed by Portugal on Tuesday (29th November 18:00 CET).

Augsburg’s 17-year-old talent, Mert Kömür, has also been nominated for the Germany U18s, who have a winter tournament in Israel coming up. At the tournament, the the U18s will come up against Czech Republic (Friday, 25th November, 10:00 CET), the United Arab Emirates (Sunday, 27th November, 11:00 CET) and Israel (Tuesday, 29th November, 17:00 CET).

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Robert Gumny
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