Rod Lewin will play ten qualifying matches between 23 March and 19 November 2023, the first two matches in Slovakia and against Portugal.
The marathon started without heating up. This is to some extent Roud Léiwen’s 2023 calendar can be compared to, or rather their qualifying campaign for Euro-2024, as Luxembourg’s 10 matches next year will all count toward the qualifying rounds for the European Championship, which is contested in Germany.
Falling into a group of six without surprise, Luc Holtz’s men will undoubtedly know by the end of March, when this campaign will start, whether they will be able to join the race to qualify: for their entry in these qualifiers. On March 23, they will face Slovakia at home, undoubtedly the strongest – and therefore to be avoided – team of Level 5, which has played in the final stage of the last two editions (2016 and 2020).
Then they would receive Portugal three days later, the top candidate for this Group J. Without convicting them, 0 out of 6 during those first two days would already pat their chances of direct Euro qualification, leaving this double stalemate with more than one point that could instill negligible momentum, Not to mention it’s essential, given the extremely intense format of this campaign.
Because this rhythm of two matches in four days, Roud Léiwen will adopt it during every international window of 2023, in June (reception of Liechtenstein and trip to Bosnia), September (reception of Iceland and trip to Portugal), October (travel to Iceland and reception of Slovakia) and finally November, The date of the arrival of Bosnia and the last trip to Liechtenstein, for what may constitute the most accessible sequence, if one may say so.
In total, Grand Ducal players will play a total of ten matches in just under eight months. Including five at home, one for each encounter, at Stade Luxembourg.
Now that their dates are known, the federation, once Saturday’s election is over, will sell packets to attend all matches on their turf, its general secretary Joel Wolff told us.
“We will put it up for sale very quickly, from the end of November to the beginning of December, as determined by the Secretary-General. We intend to offer packages for all classes, both for VIPs and for all other places, which is normal, as I find it.
What will also be, given the crowds during Rod Lewin’s recent friendlies, will be, he says, getting closer to a bar of 5,000 spectators when Hungary is, a nation full of stuff.
“If we do that, it’s not bad,” Judge Joel Wolff. Tickets for this meeting, which precedes Bulgaria’s reception on November 20, will go on sale soon, possibly “early next week”.
Roud Leiwen 2023 . Calendar
Thursday 23 March : Slovakia – Luxembourg
Sunday March 26 : Luxembourg-Portugal
Saturday 17 June : Luxembourg-Liechtenstein
Tuesday 20 June : Bosnia – Luxembourg
Friday 8 September : Luxembourg – Iceland
Monday 11 September : Portugal-Luxembourg
Friday October 13 : Iceland – Luxembourg
Monday October 16 : Luxembourg – Slovakia
Thursday 16 November : Luxembourg – Bosnia
Sunday 19 November : Liechtenstein-Luxembourg