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VIDEO SHOWS: GERMANY COACH JOACHIM LOEW SAYING GERMANY IS CLEAR FAVOURITE IN OUR GROUP AND OUR AMBITION IS TO WIN IT, ADDING ICELAND IS WELL ORGANISED NOW AND ROMANIA HAS SOME EXCELLENT YOUNG PLAYERS
SHOWS: FRANKFURT, GERMANY (DECEMBER 7, 2020) (DFB HANDOUT - ACCESS ALL)
1. GERMANY COACH JOACHIM LOEW SEATED AT TABLE WITH GERMAN FA (DFB) OFFICIALS, AMONG THEM PRESIDENT FRITZ KELLER (ON RIGHT AT END OF TABLE), WATCHING DRAW ON TV
2. (SOUNDBITE) (German) GERMANY COACH, JOACHIM LOEW, SAYING:
"It's clear that we are the big favourites in this group. It is of course our ambition to win the group. Overall, I think it's an interesting group with Iceland and Romania and the other teams but we are the clear favourites."
3. WHITE FLASH
4. (SOUNDBITE) (German) GERMANY COACH, JOACHIM LOEW, SAYING:
"Iceland in past years caused a sensation in several tournaments and ensured a fantastic atmosphere everywhere they played. They are a team which by now is very well organised and they play refreshing soccer. Romania has a very young team, mainly those who played at the last Under 21 Euro championships. They reached the semi-final against Germany and they have a few excellent players. So it's an interesting set-up with these two teams."
5. LOEW (HIDDEN BEHIND PLANT) AND OTHERS SEATED AT TABLE WATCHING TV
STORY: Germany are clear favourites in the 2022 World Cup qualifying Group J when they play opponents such as Liechtenstein, Armenia and North Macedonia, coach Joachim Loew said on Monday (December 7).
Speaking in a video released by the German FA, Loew said it was "of course our ambition to win the group."
Group J, which Loew called "an interesting set-up" also includes Iceland and Romania.
Even an off-colour Germany - who lost 6-0 to Spain last month - should be able to get through the group.
The winners of the 10 European groups will qualify for the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar , while the 10 runners-up go into a playoff system along with two teams from the Nations League.
Three of those 12 teams also qualify.
(Production: Michele Sani)