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Germany: Die Mannschaft seek redemption in UEFA Nations League02:58

Germany: Die Mannschaft seek redemption in UEFA Nations League

Germany, Munich
September 3, 2018 at 13:00 GMT +00:00 · Published

The German international team arrived in their Munich hotel on Monday ahead of the first ever UEFA Nations League match against World Cup champions France this Thursday.

Players signed autographs and posed for photos with fans.

In an interview, Julian Draxler was confident his side could bounce back from a disappointing World Cup game by securing victory against Les Bleus.

"It's clear from the expectations that this is a good world championship team. We're bursting with confidence - right from the start we're up against hard opponents, but I think that it's good for us, because we can directly show that the team can keep up," said Draxler.

The new tournament will be played in 2018/9 outside of the normal World Cup and European Championship calendar.

All 55 European nations have been split into four tiers based on their ranking, which are subdivided into groups of three or four teams.

Each side will play against a home and away fixture against their opponents this autumn. The winner of each group will gain promotion to a higher tier, while the team which finishes bottom will suffer relegation. The four teams which top the top tier groups will go on to play a mini-tournament the following summer to decide the eventual winner of the inaugural UEFA Nations League.

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The German international team arrived in their Munich hotel on Monday ahead of the first ever UEFA Nations League match against World Cup champions France this Thursday.

Players signed autographs and posed for photos with fans.

In an interview, Julian Draxler was confident his side could bounce back from a disappointing World Cup game by securing victory against Les Bleus.

"It's clear from the expectations that this is a good world championship team. We're bursting with confidence - right from the start we're up against hard opponents, but I think that it's good for us, because we can directly show that the team can keep up," said Draxler.

The new tournament will be played in 2018/9 outside of the normal World Cup and European Championship calendar.

All 55 European nations have been split into four tiers based on their ranking, which are subdivided into groups of three or four teams.

Each side will play against a home and away fixture against their opponents this autumn. The winner of each group will gain promotion to a higher tier, while the team which finishes bottom will suffer relegation. The four teams which top the top tier groups will go on to play a mini-tournament the following summer to decide the eventual winner of the inaugural UEFA Nations League.