Youngest player in the preliminary squad for Austria and the European Championship qualifier on 2September in Gelsenkirchen is the 19-year-old David Alaba from Bayern Munich. Hanover defender Emanuel Pogatetz has 44 caps, the most experienced player.
ÖFB team boss wants Constantini appointed at the weekend, two other players for the games against Germany and Turkey. Besides talent and veteran Alaba Pogatetz, Christian Fuchs still stand by FC Schalke 04, Julian Baumgartlinger (Mainz),(Stuttgart), (Frankfurt) in the squad. On demand is available Bremer Marko Arnautovic.
With a win against Austria will record European champions Germany make participation in the European Championships next year in Poland and Ukraine perfect. The team of national coach Joachim Loew with seven wins from seven games, the unchallenged leader of the group A.
The Austrians, however, are condemned to win. Before the duel at the second neighborhood September and the game against Turkey on 6 September Constantini occupied the team with seven points from six games only fourth place - second place is required to reach the playoffs.