After the World Cup in Qatar, DFB President Bernd Neuendorf announced a crisis meeting with national coach Hansi Flick, national team director Oliver Bierhoff and DFL supervisory board chairman Hans-Joachim Watzke for the coming week.
"My expectation of the sporting management is that they carry out an initial analysis at this meeting, a sporting analysis of this tournament, but that they also develop perspectives for the time after the tournament with a view to the European Championships in their own country," said Neuendorf Airport in Doha.
The DFB selection failed the day before despite beating Costa Rica 4-2 in the World Cup preliminary round. Neuendorf, who has been in office since March, spoke of a "severe disappointment", the second preliminary round after the World Cup four and a half years ago in Russia hurt "extraordinarily". The clear explanation of the sporting management around national coach Hansi Flick is the "clear requirement, the claim" of the association leadership "in this situation". The analysis must also include the development of the national team, "our football since 2018, since the last World Cup".