Low to miss Germany’s upcoming qualifiers

first_imgGermany coach Joachim Low will miss the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Belarus and Estonia after he was injured in a “sporting accident”.The German Football Federation (DFB) confirmed Low’s treatment is proceeding well, but the 59-year-old has been advised by doctors to rest for the next month.Low will be replaced by his assistant Marcus Sorg and goalkeeping coach Andreas Kopke for the trip to Borisov on June 8 and subsequent visit of Estonia three days later. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Nevertheless, Low plans to remain in contact with them and team manager Oliver Bierhoff around the fixtures.”I’m feeling well again, but I have to relax a bit over the next four weeks,” Low said in the DFB’s statement.”I’m in constant contact with my coaching team, and we’ll be in close contact with each other around the two matches.”Marcus Sorg, Andy Kopke and Oliver Bierhoff have a lot of experience and together we will bridge this short break. “Bundestrainer Joachim Löw wird bei den kommenden beiden EM-Qualifikationsspielen gegen Belarus und Estland durch seinen Assistenztrainer Marcus Sorg vertreten.Alle Infos https://t.co/2LgDS81354 pic.twitter.com/hB2lUokOyR— Die Mannschaft (@DFB_Team) May 31, 2019Bierhoff remains confident everything will run smoothly despite Low’s absence, and that all decisions will be discussed with him.He added: “The most important thing is that Jogi will be fit in a couple of days, and even though you know he would like to be at the training ground it is right for him to relax.”Marcus Sorg and Andy Kopke know the procedures and the team very well, they discuss everything closely with Jogi anyway.”Germany began their Group C campaign with a 3-2 win away to Netherlands in March, as they set out to eradicate the underwhelming 2018 World Cup campaign from their memories.Northern Ireland lead the pool heading into the next round of fixtures, having won both of their first two matches.last_img read more

Morocco Reject Spains Project to Expand Maritime Borders Off Canary Islands

Rabat – A new tension between Morocco and Spain has surfaced and this time over territorial waters. According to media reports, Morocco has requested the United Nations to reject a Spanish proposal to expand the maritime borders off the Canary Islands.The move will open the way for Spain to explore for oil and gas off the coast of the archipelago, the site of important energy reserves. Morocco reportedly sent a letter to the United Nations last week protesting Spain’s plans to expand the maritime borders off the Canary Islands on the grounds that the area in question is part of the Moroccan continental shelf and that is located where territorial waters between the two countries are undefined.The kingdom announced a year ago that it will assign a team of specialists to carry out the delimitation of its maritime territory.It is also reported that Morocco was considering the purchase of an oceanographic vessel from France to help in the effort of redrawing its territorial waters.Spain is expected to defend its proposal next July before the UN’s Commission on Limits of Continental Shelf, known as CLCS. read more