Germany announce their fourth friendly ahead of the World Cup
The three-time World Cup winners will play Armenia ten days before their first game of the World Cup. They have already arranged friendlies against Chile, Cameroon and Poland.
The game will take place on 6 June, shortly before the squad leave for Brazil. The side now managed by Joachim Löw is not likely to have any other games between the friendly and the World Cup itself.
“We’re happy to announce that we have concluded our pre-World Cup schedule with this friendly against Armenia, after having already organised games against Poland (13 May) and Cameroon (1 June),” said Helmut Sandrock, general secretary of the DFB, who did not mention the friendly against Chile in March.
He also stated that the revenue from the game would be donated to charity. Foundations linked to the DFB, Bundesliga and to ex-goalkeeper Robert Enke, who committed suicide, will be among those that benefit.
Germany and Armenia met in the qualifiers for the 1998 World Cup, with the German side winning both games comfortably – 5-1 away and 4-0 at home. Their World Cup group consists of Portugal, the USA and Ghana, making it one of the toughest in the competition.