The Germany Women’s National Team will this evening lock horns with the Copper Queens in the first meeting between the two teams.
The match will act as the final preparatory game before the ‘big dance’, the 2023 Austria and New Zealand FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The ZamFoot Crew now looks at the players to watch from the eight time European Champions.
The first name without doubt is the captain, Alexandra Popp and one of the most experienced players in the squad.
The VFL Wolfsburg forward is a prolific goalscorer who has scored over 60 goals in over 100 caps for Germany.
Lushomo Mweemba and Agnes Musesa will have to be at their very best to keep and eying possibly stop Popp from finding the back of the net.
In Midfield, Lena Oberdorf, a 21-year-old defensive midfielder for Wolfsburg, is regarded as one of the best players in the world at the moment.
At 20 and 22, respectively, Jule Brand and Klara Bühl are two of the most dangerous wingers in women’s football and could pose a big challenge for Martha Tembo and Margaret Belemu.
Others are Dabritz, a versatile midfielder who is a good passer and can contribute offensively and Bayern Munich’s Lina Magull, a creative midfielder.
Magull can not only score but also create chances for her teammates. She has scored eight goals in the Women’s 2022 EURO and three more in the qualifiers to play a vital role in her country’s progression.
In goal, Merle Frohms who played nine out of Germany’s 10 fixtures in the qualifiers for the World Cup is expected to start ahead of Chelsea goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger.
The Copper Queens and Germany will square off in a pre-World Cup friendly this evening at the Sportpark Ronhof Thomas Sommer at 20h30.
Germany Probable line-up:
Merle Frohms – Sophia Kleinherne , Kathrin Hendrich , Marina Hegering , Felicitas Rauch – Lena Oberdorf – Sara Däbritz , Lina Magull – Svenja Huth , Klara Bühl – Alexandra Popp