Borussia face a trip to Bremen Oberliga side BSC Hastedt for the first round of the DFB Pokal. The draw was made on Friday evening as part of the ARD Sportschau-Club.
Matthias Ginter made a brief appearance in Germany’s 2-1 friendly win against Saudi Arabia on Friday night, as did Nico Elvedi and Josip Drmic in Switzerland’s 2-0 win over Japan.
It’s their last chance to impress. Matthias Ginter for Germany, Borussia’s Swiss quartet of Yann Sommer, Nico Elvedi, Denis Zakaria and Josip Drmic, as well as Denmark international Jannik Vestergaard all face one more international friendly this weekend before the World Cup officially gets underway.
Thorgan Hazard’s Belgium face Egypt tonight (Wednesday 6th June, 20:45 CEST) in Brussels.
Dr. Ralf Doyscher of Charité Berlin has been appointed Borussia’s new team doctor. This marks the end of the reshuffle of the club’s backroom staff.
All seven Fohlenelf players who were waiting to see if they made their countries final World Cup squad have been successful! Never before would there have been so many Gladbach players at a World Cup.
Yann Sommer and Denis Zakaria both started for Switzerland in their 1-1 draw with Spain, while Josip Drmic was brought on as a substitute.
Yesterday’s international friendlies before the final World Cup squads are announced saw Matthias Ginter on the bench for Germany. Whilst Jannik Vestergaard and Thorgan Hazard played a pair of cameos for their countries, coming on in the second half.
There wasn’t much in it, but Michaël Cuisance has won the vote for Borussia Player of the Season by devolo.
Die Fohlen’s second pre-season friendly has been confirmed. On Sunday July 29nd, the FohlenElf will play second tier FC Ingolstadt at 15:00 CEST in Herzogenaurach.