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7 Unioner Nominated for National Squads

Last tests before the World Cup

Fri, 16. September 2022
7 Unioner Nominated for National Squads

With just under two months to go before the World Cup in Qatar, some national teams are still playing in the Nations League, while others will be using the allotted international break for warm-ups. Seven players from the ranks of 1. FC Union Berlin have been called up for international matches, more than ever before in Union's club history.

The nominees

Frederik Rönnow is using the last two games in the Nations League group stage with the Danish national team to prepare for the World Cup in Qatar. First, the "Danish Dynamite" travels to Croatia, after which they face France in Copenhagen.

  • Croatia - Denmark
    Thursday | 22.09.2022 | Zagreb
  • Denmark - France
    Sunday | 25.09.2022 | Copenhagen


Union captain Christopher Trimmel's Austria are in the same group as Rönnow. They are set to play against France, and then against Croatia.

  • France - Austria
  • Thursday | 22.09.2022 | Paris (Saint-Denis)
  • Austria - Croatia
  • Sunday | 25.09.2022 | Vienna


Two big matches await András Schäfer and the Hungarian national team in the Nations League. On the last two group stage matchdays, they play against Germany team, and then take on Italy. Hungary are currently in first place in Group 3 of League A, seven points ahead of Germany and Italy.

  • Germany - Hungary
    Friday | 23.09.2022 | Leipzig
  • Hungary - Italy
    Monday | 26.09.2022 | Budapest


Julian Ryerson and Morten Thorsby also have Nations League matches with Norway. First up they travel to Slovenia, followed shortly afterwards by them hosting Serbia at home in Oslo. Norway are currently three points clear in first place in the group.

  • Slovenia - Norway
    Saturday | 24.09.2022 | Ljubljana
  • Norway - Serbia
    Tuesday | 27.09.2022 | Oslo


To the delight of Genki Haraguchi, the Japanese national team will have their last acid test before the World Cup in Germany. In Düsseldorf they will play first against the USA, before the "Samurai Blue" meet Ecuador.

  • Japan - USA
    Friday | 23.09.2022 | Düsseldorf
  • Japan - Ecuador
    Tuesday | 27.09.2022 | Düsseldorf


Union striker Jamie Leweling can look forward to a nomination for the German U21 national team. The 21-year-old has been invited every time since his first call-up in September 2021, but suffered a torn lateral ligament during the recent international break against Hungary. Leweling will start his preparation for next summer's European Under-21 Championship in Georgia and Romania with two matches against France and England.

  • Germany - France
    Friday | 23.09.2022 | Magdeburg
  • England - Germany
    Tuesday | 27.09.2022 | Sheffield