Women’s Euros: Team Profile for Group B heavyweights Germany

The Germans have won the tournament eight times.

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Germany are the most successful team in the history of women’s football, and won six consecutive European Championships between 1995 and 2013, along with gold at the Olympics in 2016. Given their pedigree in this competition, it is very difficult to write them off too early. 

They were knocked out in the quarter-finals of both the Euros in 2017 and the World Cup in 2019. However, only 10 players remain from that 2019 squad, with manager Voss-Tecklenburg mixing youth with experience in her squad selection. 

Here our footy trader Sam Kingston takes a look at what they have to offer in 2022.

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Manager – Martina Voss-Tecklenburg

Martina Voss-Tecklenburg made 125 appearances for Germany as a player, including appearances at nine different major tournaments. She began her international career at 16, so will understand and support the younger players making the step up to international level. 

She managed Switzerland for six years, before taking over the Germany side in 2018. She plays a 4-3-3 formation with attacking fullbacks, and has put on record that Germany must reach the semi-finals at the very least. 

Captain – Alexandra Popp

Alexandra Popp has scored 53 goals in 113 appearances at international level. The attacker has twice been named German footballer of the year. She has had her injury problems this season, and has dropped into deeper positions over the course of the season, which should allow for forwards Lea Schuller, Svenja Huth and Tabea Wassmuth to take up more advanced roles. 

    Star Player – Lea Schuller

    Lea Schuller will be leading the line for Germany in this tournament. The 24-year-old has scored 25 goals in her 38 appearances for Germany. She is a pacey striker who boasts an impressive goal tally for Bayern Munich since joining, scoring 47 goals in her 65 appearances. 

    Best Bet of Tournament – Team top goalscorer: Lea Schuller

    Barring injury, Schuller is likely to start at the pinnacle of the attack for Voss-Tecklenburg’s side. She boasts the second best goals record, behind only captain Papp who’s been playing in a deeper role of late, with the Bayern Munich striker expected to pick up the share of the goals for the Germans.

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    Germany Women’s Euros Fixtures

    Germany v Denmark
    Friday 8th July, 8pm (Brentford Community Stadium, London)
    TV: BBC Two & BBC iPlayer

    Germany v Spain
    Tuesday 12th July, 8pm (Brentford Community Stadium, London)
    TV: BBC Two & BBC iPlayer

    Finland v Germany
    Saturday 16th July, 8pm (Stadium MK, Milton Keynes)
    TV: BBC Two & BBC iPlayer

    Germany Women’s Euros Squad

    Goalkeepers: Merle Frohms (Eintracht Frankfurt), Almuth Schult (Wolfsburg), Ann-Katrin Berger (Chelsea).

    Defenders: Sophia Kleinherne (Eintracht Frankfurt), Kathrin Hendrich (Wolfsburg), Marina Hegering (Bayern Munich), Giulia Gwinn (Bayern Munich), Felicitas Rauch (Wolfsburg), Sara Doorsoun (Eintracht Frankfurt).

    Midfielders: Lena Lattwein (Wolfsburg), Lena Oberdorf (Wolfsburg), Sydney Lohmann (Bayern Munich), Svenja Huth (Wolfsburg), Sara Dabritz (Paris Saint-Germain), Linda Dallmann (Bayern Munich), Lina Magull (Bayern Munich).

    Forwards: Jule Brand (Hoffenheim), Lea Schuller (Bayern Munich), Laura Freigang (Eintracht Frankfurt), Alexandra Popp (Wolfsburg), Nicole Anyomi (Eintracht Frankfurt), Tabea Wassmuth (Wolfsburg), Klara Buhl (Bayern Munich).

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