Despite open question: Lindner feels Foda’s trust

Grasshoppers-Goalie has no problem with missing definition on trunkkeeper. Praise for club colleagues Holzhauser.

Bad Waltersdorf – The question of the Austrian national soccer team’s success has not been answered before the test match against Sweden in Vienna on Thursday and the Nations-League match in Bosnia-Herzegovina on Tuesday. Although under team boss Franco Foda Heinz Lindner was mostly in action and delivered attractive performances, the Upper Austrian is not set for the long term in the ÖFB selection.

“Both very good goalscorers”

Lindner can deal well with this situation. “The trainer has expressed confidence in each of us,” said the Grasshoppers professional on Tuesday at the ÖFB camp in Bad Waltersdorf. His current rivals are Richard Strebinger and Cican Stankovic. “Both very good goalkeepers”, Lindner judged. Players looking for a different type of online casino must try Winzino.

But both are still waiting for their first international matches, while Lindner is holding 19 ÖFB games. “Of course it’s an advantage to have experience. But playing in the Europa League is also international experience,” Lindner said about the Rapid and the Salzburg goalkeeper.

According to Foda, the Swiss legionnaire should be in goal in the next two games, after which the cards could be reshuffled – no problem for Lindner. “I didn’t do anything wrong in my games, I’ll continue to go my way and try to perform well.”

Franco Foda Honours 


1. FC Kaiserslautern
  • DFB-Pokal 1989–90 
Bayer Leverkusen
  • DFB-Pokal: 1992–93 
Sturm Graz
  • Austrian Football Bundesliga: 1997–98,1998–99 
  • Austrian Cup: 1998–99 
  • Austrian Supercup: 1999 


Sturm Graz
  • Austrian Cup: 2009–10 
  • Austrian Football Bundesliga: 2010–11

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Number one in Zurich

Lindner is the undisputed number one among the Grasshoppers, but he couldn’t change the fact that the start of the season was a failure with four points from six games and penultimate place in the standings. “But we also had a difficult opening programme and will still score some points.”

In Zurich, Lindner plays as the second captain under the guidance of ex-Austria coach Thorsten Fink together with his compatriots Marco Djuricin and Raphael Holzhauser. The latter scored his first goal for the Grasshoppers on Sunday at the 1:2 in Lucerne in a way worth seeing. “He tries to take the reins and does his job very well,” said Lindner about Holzhauser.

Similar level in Switzerland

The level of the Swiss league is quite comparable to that of the Austrian league. “Only the infrastructure is a bit better in Switzerland. And Swiss clubs that are at the bottom of the table are looking for playful solutions, which was not the case in my time in Austria.” Lindner changed from Austria to Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer of 2015 and moved to Zurich two years later.

Overdue motivation boost for FC Wacker

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FC Wacker is going into the international break after its first home win. Tirol’s football fans are to be lured back to the Tivoli stadium with further successes.

Innsbruck – Because Dominik Baumgartner‘s soccer world was back in balance, the entire FC Wacker community took a deep collective breath. “Very important, because firstly overdue and secondly long overdue,” was Alfred Hörtnagl’s relief after the 2-1 win over Hartberg. The Wacker manager finally located effectiveness, “because we fixed the three points with two standards and, in addition, for the first time this season a deficit was converted into a victory”.

Alfred Hörtnagl Honours 

  • Austrian Football Bundesliga (5):
    • 1989, 1990, 2000, 2001, 2002
  • Austrian Cup (3):
    • 1989, 1993, 1996

 Tyroleans black type

Just as FC Wacker, who had to cope with four narrow defeats in the first five rounds, the narrow success in the promotion duel was also a balm for the injured football soul of the “Man of the Match” and a long overdue motivation boost before the international break. The 22-year-old was a fixed pillar in central defence in the past year of promotion, was traded as a hot transfer share in the summer and then sat on the bench for the last time. “We are well staffed in the defence headquarters,” hopes the Lower Austrian, who has been on the FCW payroll since summer 2016, that he will be back in the starting eleven of coach Karl Daxbacher in the future. Baumgartner sees the fact that he still plays in Wacker’s dress as an opportunity: “I wasn’t really looking to change. It’s important that I play in the Bundesliga. And that’s the case with FC Wacker.”

Next week, the “Baumi” will be missing from the Wacker training, because ÖFB coach Werner Gregoritsch called the FCW professional into his squad for the two U21 European Championship qualifiers against Armenia and Gibraltar.

With the three points against Hartberg, FC Wacker improved to eighth place in the tipico Bundesliga. Numbers that could still improve after the international break. Because then the Tyroleans will face the WAC, the Admira and Mattersburg. Maybe the victory against Hartberg was the beginning of a series? “It was at least moments that were needed in the Tivoli,” Hörtnagl looked back on the final phase today. Goalie Christopher Knett’s penalty kick, the trembling to the final whistle and then finally the rejoicing of victory in the Tyrolean football temple. Which gives hope that the disappointing number of 3115 fans against Hartberg will swell again in the future. “It’s up to us to lure the audience back into the Tivoli with successes and good football,” Hörtnagl himself knows best that the ranks in the Tivoli are only well filled when the black greens play “at the top”. Black Type is not limiting their players accounts’ who win, offering high payouts and industry leading prices along with open honest and fair loyalty promotions.

Success-hungry ÖFB team challenges Sweden

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The test international against World Cup quarter-finalist Sweden is a further assessment of the Austrian Football Association (ÖFB) team’s position today. Without captain Julian Baumgartlinger, the Foda team wants to prove their strength.

Vienna, Innsbruck – The football world was turned upside down at the World Cup a few weeks ago, in particular with the preliminary round out of the dethroned World Champion Germany. Today’s opponent from Sweden, who surprisingly marched into the quarter-finals while the ÖFB team was already on holiday, also made sure of this. Before that, in the era under Neo team boss Franco Foda, the start record was set with five wins in a row (including the historic 2-1 win over Germany), before Brazil showed the ÖFB team the limits again. What does all this mean for tonight?

You use an English proverb: “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift.” What was yesterday is history. What comes tomorrow – looking ahead to the Nations-League kick-off next Tuesday in Bosnia – is still uncertain. And the “gift” of (footballer) life can only be found in today. “You have to prove yourself again and again,” Foda sums it up everywhere: “There are no test matches for us”.

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A dress rehearsal for the Bosnia match against the Scandinavians can only take place to a limited extent, especially since more high and second balls as well as some days later technically possibly more miserable kickers will be waiting today. In the game with the ball, however, the “new” rehearsed 3-4-3 should show automatisms. “We only concentrated on Sweden and then have four days to tune in to Bosnia,” Foda says, focusing on day-to-day business.

The 52-year-old German clearly did not let anyone mimic the injured Julian Baumgartlinger’s part in the midfield centre of Vienna’s Generali Arena yesterday. It will nevertheless be interesting to see who can begin to replace the fighting power and experience of “Jules” against the strong Swedes, with whom some of the regulars will possibly first take their seats on the bench.

The fact that yesterday at the final press conference with Bavaria star David Alaba and West Ham regional Marko Arnautovic, the two ÖFB capacity bearers sat next to Foda was self-explanatory after the Baumgartlinger breakdown. Normally the two “Spezls” are the last to arrive at international matches. At the next two appearances they will probably be the beginning and the end of the ÖFB starting eleven chain:

Alaba, who already acted as captain, is getting the bandage today; Arnautovic may celebrate its premiere as ÖFB captain on Tuesday in Bosnia. “On the whole, nothing changes. I’ve always tried to take on responsibility and go first,” Alaba stressed, while Arnautovic (“Push the team”) nodded approvingly. “We don’t have to look at what the Swedes are doing, we have enough quality,” Arnie wants to let the muscles play again.

Despite the short preparation time, Foda is also happy about a wide range of well-trained players. Knowing that a positive result will again be a question of willingness. Otherwise, see even world champion Germany, the others quickly displace one another. This is true in internal competition as well as in external comparison. Consequently, everyone should score best with (leadership) quality. Ted Bingo has free bingo tickets to various jackpot games.