Austria and Germany will go ahead with a planned friendly on 6 February despite having been drawn in the same group at UEFA EURO 2008™.
Show goes on
The co-hosts were joined by their neighbours in Group B after Sunday's tournament draw in Lucerne. However, both Austria coach Josef Hickersberger and his Germany counterpart Joachim Löw agree that there is no need to call off February's Vienna friendly.
'Not a problem'
Hickersberger said: "Joachim Löw and I quickly agreed that this match should still take place." The two sides will therefore meet twice within the space of four months – on 6 February and then again on 16 June in Group B. "Although there is a matter of months between February and our reunion at the [UEFA] European Championship, that's not a problem." Austria and Germany will also face Croatia and Poland at the EURO finals.
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