Germany will host Latvia on June 7 in a pleasant forward of the European Championship, the German FA introduced Friday.
Joachim Loew’s crew will face Latvia in Duesseldorf eight days earlier than Germany play world champions France of their opening group sport in Munich.
The pleasant will probably be a part of Germany’s pre-tournament coaching camp and one other warm-up sport can also be anticipated to be introduced.
On Tuesday Loew confirmed he’ll step down as head coach after the finals, which run from June 11-July 11. Germany have additionally been drawn alongside holders Portugal and Hungary in Group F.
Germany are at present ranked thirteenth on this planet after being routed 6-0 by Spain final November within the Nations League, whereas Latvia are down in 136th place.
All soccer matches in Germany are at present being performed behind closed doorways as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.
Germany crew director Oliver Bierhoff hopes spectators will probably be allowed again into stadiums by early June.
“We would love to have followers again, particularly for the final match earlier than the match,” mentioned Bierhoff in an announcement.
“That will surely be one other motivational increase for all of us earlier than we begin the European Championships.”
Germany play Iceland, Romania and North Macedonia in World Cup qualifiers on the finish of March.