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Germany to present European Championship roster atop country's tallest peak

Germany to present European Championship roster atop country's tallest peak

Germany coach Joachim Loew has picked the country's tallest peak to announce his squad for the European Championship.
The 23-man roster will be named May 16 at the Panorama Lounge atop the 2,962-meter (9,718-foot) Zugspitze. The mountain is near the border with Austria and within sight _ on clear days _ of peaks in Switzerland, the two countries that are co-costing the June championship.
"We looked for an attractive location that links Germany geographically and symbolically with the two hosts," national team general manager Oliver Bierhoff said Tuesday.
Bierhoff said Constance Lake, which is at the three-country border, was also considered, "but the two countries are usually linked to mountains," making the Zugspitze the "logical choice," Bierhoff said.
Germany's players are already informally referring to the championship as "mountain tour 2008," he said.


Updated : 2021-06-15 15:02 GMT+08:00