Austria's football team manager Franco Foda has denied the presentation on Thursday afternoon, according to which a request had been made to him in a presidium meeting, not to nominate Marko Arnautovic as captain. "There was no board member approached me," said the German.
In addition, Foda said: "I also had a very detailed conversation with Peter Schöttel (Note: ÖFB Sports Director) and Bernhard Neuhold (Managing Director of ÖFB Wirtschaftsbetriebe GmbH) .These have both stated that this article in the 'courier' is not true and that There was no discussion on the captains' question at this presidential meeting. "Anyone who wears the loop on Friday is already clear to Foda, but the decision is made public only just before the match against Northern Ireland. "Maybe I would have announced it on Thursday, if these discussions had not been," said the 52-year-old.
# MyCaptain: Twitter wants Marko Arnautovic It is quite possible that Arnautovic acts as captain at the 0: 1 in Bosnia-Herzegovina just like a month ago. "He's been our captain in vain for the last ten years, playing for the national team for ten years, making his 75th country match against Northern Ireland and always coming to the national team, despite injuries like this." Twitter is currently spreading the hashtag #MyCaptain, express their solidarity with Marko Arnautovic behind the user and urgently demand him captain.
Arnautovic is suffering from knee problems, but is ready for Friday. Whether the West Ham professional will also run into Denmark in a friendly against Denmark on Tuesday left Foda open.ÖFB team: The squad for the games against Northern Ireland and DenmarkPositionplayerTorHeinz Lindner, Cican Stankovic, Richard StrebingerAbwehrAleksandar Dragovic, Martin Hinteregger, Stefan Lainer, Sebastian Prödl, Andreas Ulmer, Kevin Wimmer, Gernot Trauner, Maximilian WöberMittelfeldFlorian Grillitsch, Stefan Hierländer, Stefan Ilsanker, Florian Kainz, Valentino Lazaro, Marcel Sabitzer, Louis Schaub, Xaver Schlager, Alessandro Schöpf, Peter ZuljAttackMarko Arnautovic, Guido Burgstaller, Marc JankoAbrufJörg Siebenhandl , Kevin Danso, Philipp Lienhart, Stefan Posch, Georg Margreitter, Marvin Potzmann, Thomas Goiginger, Konrad Laimer, Thomas Murg, Stefan Schwab, Hannes Wolf, Deni Alar, Lukas Hinterseer, Andreas WeimannSo Austria played 2005 against Northern Ireland
Austria's line-up in the last duel with Northern Ireland
1 / 15On October 12, 2005 Austria met in the World Cup qualifiers last on the troupe from Northern Ireland. Austria won 2-0, both hits contributed Rene Aufhauser. The following eleven were in front of 12,500 spectators in the Ernst Happel-Oval on the pitch.2 / 15Tor: Jürgen Macho (Rapid Wien) 3 / 15Left defender: Emanuel Pogatetz (Middlesbrough) 4/15 Center Back: Martin Stranzl (VfB Stuttgart) 5/15 Center Back: Paul Scharner (SK Brann) 6 / 15Second defender: Andreas Dober (Rapid Wien) 7 / 15Defensive midfielder: Rene Aufhauser (Red Bull Salzburg) 8 / 15Defensive midfielder: Markus Kiesenebner (Austria Vienna) 9 / 15The left: Andreas Ivanschitz (Rapid Wien) 10 / 15Right midfield: Markus Schopp (Red Bull Salzburg) 11 / 15Storm: Roman Wallner (Hannover 96) 12 / 15Sturm: Roland Linz (Austria Vienna) 13 / 15Trainer: Willi Ruttensteiner: After Krankl's resignation in September 2005, Sporting Director Ruttensteiner took over for two games the helm before Hickersberger followed. Under his leadership, ÖFB beat Northern Ireland 2-0 and lost 1-0 to England.14 / 15Interchange: Andreas Ibertsberger (SC Freiburg), Joachim Standfest (GAK), Ronald Gercaliu (Sturm Graz); 15/15