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The 2021 Olympic opening ceremony will be a fun but poignant moment as the athletes of the world finally get to gather together in Tokyo and compete.After such a long wait, athletes and fans alike are excited about the event. There will be some soccer and softball action going on before the Olympics begin, but the opening ceremony will mark the official start of the 2021 Summer Games.
Leverkusen. Bayer Leverkusen's sport director Simon Rolfes relies on the fact that Werkself-Profi Nadiem Amiri collects valuable experiences at the football tournament in Japan. © Rolf Vennenbernd play since 2016 in a team - first for Hoffenheim, since 2019 for Leverkusen: Kerem Demirbay (l.) And Nadiem Amiri.
Stefan Kuntz and Nadiem Amiri know how it feels like to succeed together. In 2017, the Junior coach of the DFB and the professional of Bayer 04 at the U21 European Championship in Poland brought the title. Two years later, they managed to go to the final with the German offspring, but this time failed in Spain. Now follows your third joint start: at the Olympics in Tokyo (July 22 to 7 August).
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as one of three players older than 23 years, Kuntz was committed at the beginning of the week Amiri in the Olympic squad of DFB. In addition to the midfielder of the Werkself, Maximilian Arnold (Wolfsburg) and Max Kruse (Union Berlin) as experienced professionals also received an invitation to the chance of a medal. In contrast to the tournaments of the continental associations at Olympia, there is a pollution obligation for the clubs. "The willingness to support the OlympiaTeam was different in the Bundesliga. Unfortunately, some big clubs did not want to help as hoped for, "said Kuntz.
Even under the Bayer cross, the responsible thoughts had made which professionals wanted to allow the chance to compete. For sports director Simon Rolfes was only clear that due to the burden control, it would not come to the fact that a professional of the factory club would deny two tournaments this summer. For Florian Wirtz, who again with Coach Kuntz and Deutsche U21 again took the EM title, the games in Japan were not an issue from the outset.
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Allen was clear that it will take a long time until the first Leverkusen execution of the transfer summer would be perfect. At the moment, the player market is currently still the player market, the complex is the claims of the factory club, which would require professionals of Champions-League level without being able to offer participation in this competition. And in the defense, after the farewell of the Bender twins plus Aleksandar Dragovic, a construction site was created.
green light for the tournament thus received beside Amiri only Paulino (Brazil) and Lucas Alario (Argentina). The latter misses the games injured and will soon be returned to Leverkusen. As far as Amiri is concerned, Rolfes has hopes that the 24-year-old receives a lot of commitment time and strengthens back. "Nadiem had a long holiday," said Rolfes. "He will get his competition practice at the games and be back to the start of the season - so that fits in his case." The 39-year-old again emphasized: "I believe that the clubs - even if there is no discharge obligation - in the The duty to support the Olympia team. "
Amiri was strongly launched in his second season at the factory club, before a coronain festival returned in January and he could not build on the good performances in the first round. Little surprisingly, he was not nominated by national coach Joachim Löw for the current em. Rolfes also evaluates the Olympic participation by Amiri as a personal opportunity for the native Ludwigshafen. "An Olympic team has to find himself very quickly as there is no long preparation," Rolfes said. "That's why players are asked to take the notebook to succeed." In this regard, Amiri had already taken steps forward in the past season, "but in the area he has much more potential. Olympia is a very good opportunity for him to develop. "
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The performance diagnostics and the first workouts under Neu-Coach Gerardo Seoane has remembered Amiri this week. On Monday he breaks up with the German selection of Asia. In Wakayama, the Olympic team will receive a training camp and to complete a test match against Honduras on 17 July (Saturday, 10am CESZ). In the preliminary round of the Olympic Tournament, Amiri, Kuntz and Co. in Yokohama on Brazil with Paulino (July 22, 1:30 pm), Saudi Arabia (July 25, 1:30 pm), and finally in Miyagi on the Ivory Coast (28th July, 10 o'clock).
Large parts of the preparation with Leverkusen will be missed Amiri - among other things, he will not be able to complete the test matches. What concerns the factory club announced a change on Thursday: instead of being planned against the Russian Club Dynamo Moscow, Seoanes team hits the day of return from the training camp in Zell am See / Kaprun (16 to 23 July) Austrian Wattens (July 23, 14 o'clock) on the league competitors SC Freiburg.
Other test game opponents are the third division SV Wehen-Wiesbaden (Wednesday, July 14, 5pm, Kurtkotten or Haberland Stadium), the Dutch first division FC Utrecht (29 July, 4 pm, Haberland Stadium) and the Spanish first division Celta Vigo (July 31, 4 pm, Haberland).
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