2019 Women's World Cup: Getting to know Team Germany



With the 2019 Women’s World Cup just days away, we here at For The Win wanted to preview every team that will feature in this tournament. Next up is the Germany women’s national team. You can see the full list of team previews, and read about the USWNT, here.

Germany Group B schedule

Saturday, June 8, 9 a.m. ET vs. China

Wednesday, June 12, Noon ET vs. Spain

Monday, June 17, Noon ET vs. South Africa

Key players

Alexandra Popp

Popp leads the team with 46 goals in 96 national team appearances. She was voted among the top 20 women’s players in the world and is coming off a Bundesliga season where she scored 13 goals in 20 matches. Oh, and she has a very good dog named Patch.

(Photo by Ronny Hartmann/AFP)

Dzsenifer Marozsan

AP Photo/Steve Luciano

Marozsan was the star of Germany’s Olympic Gold Medal run in 2016 where she scored the go-ahead goal against Sweden. She has since been named Germany’s captain. At the club level, Marozsan has been dominant. She was named BBC’s women’s player of the year in 2018. She has 32 goals in 90 national team appearances.

Recent World Cup history

Germany boasts among the most storied women’s soccer programs with a history of success at the highest level. Germany won back-to-back World Cups in 2003 and 2007. The team finished fourth place at the 2015 World Cup in Canada.

What experts are saying about Germany

Ranked No. 2 in the world, Germany could be a major challenge to the USWNT despite the poor showing at the SheBelieves Cup last year. Still, there are some question marks.

Via The Guardian:

With wins over France and Sweden as well as a draw against Japan in friendlies in 2019, the Martina Voss-Tecklenburg era has got off to a promising start. However, considering the short time the coach has had with the squad, it remains to be seen what this talented German team is capable of when the games matter. Anything is possible, from a third World Cup title to another early exit.

How to be a fan

You can find official Germany World Cup gear here.



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