On Tuesday, Voss-Tecklenburg announced the nominations for the qualifying matches against Portugal in Bielefeld (April 9, 16.10) and known against Serbia in Belgrade (April 12, 16 o’clock) – and published in this way again Popp. The 30-year-old from VfL Wolfsburg had last worn in April 2021 the DFB jersey at 3: 1 victory against Norway.
“We are very pleased that ‘Poppi’ is there again. She is a very important player for us – on and next to the square,” Voss-Tecklenburg is quoted in a communication of the association. “With their strong personality, presence, power and leadership, it is an important building block in the structure of our team. It’s good that we can plan with her again.”
In addition to the offensive player, their teammates Svenja Huth, Tabea Waßmuth, Kathrin Hendrich, Almuth Schult, Lena Latteine and Sjoeke Nüsken (Eintracht Frankfurt), Sydney Lohmann (FC Bayern Munich) and Dzsenifer Marozsan (Olympique Lyon) in the circle of DFB selection back. All players had lost illness or injured last illness.
No option is Sara Däbritz. The Munich knew in the Champions League first leg of Bayern against Paris a concussion. Marina Hegering (FC Bayern Munich) and Selina Cerci (Turbine Potsdam / Cruciate Band) are missing, Melanie Leupolz (FC Chelsea) is not available for pregnancy. Linda Dallmann and Maximiliane Rall (both Bayern Munich) may perceive at the team only at short notice, at the moment the two must remain in isolation due to a positive coronate test.
We want to make the next big step towards the World Cup.
Bundestrainer Martina Voss-Tecklenburg
The anticipation of the first international game before fans after a long time is great. “We are very pleased that we are finally allowed to get fans in the stadium again. This will inspire our game. Bielefeld has already awarded itself as a strong location with a great atmosphere in the past,” says Voss-Tecklenburg with a view to the game against Portugal.
In the qualification for the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next year, the German Team leads the group H with 18 points from six games sovereign. Second is Portugal (13 points) followed by Serbia (12). Accordingly, the two games are important. “With Portugal and Serbia, we meet the two strongest group opponents. Especially the Portuguits have already shown in the first leg that they have developed very positively in recent years,” emphasizes the national trainer. “You have good quality especially in the offensive. Our primary goal are the six points. We want to make the next big step towards the World Cup.”
The squad in the overview
Tor: Ann-Katrin Berger (FC Chelsea), Merle Frohms (Eintracht Frankfurt), Almuth Schult (VfL Wolfsburg)
Defense: Sara Doorsoun (Eintracht Frankfurt), Jana Feldkamp (TSG Hoffenheim), Giulia Gwinn (Bayern Munich), Kathrin Hendrich (VfL Wolfsburg), Sophia Kleinherne (Eintracht Frankfurt), Felicitas smoke (VfL Wolfsburg)
Midfield / Sturm: Nicole Anyomi (Eintracht Frankfurt), Jule Brand (TSG Hoffenheim), Klara Bühl (Bayern Munich), Laura Frankang (Eintracht Frankfurt), Svenja Huth (VfL Wolfsburg), Lena Latteine (VfL Wolfsburg), Sydney Lohmann (Bayern Munich), Lina Magull (Bayern Munich), Dzsenifer Marozsán (Olympique Lyon), Sjoeke Nüsken (Eintracht Frankfurt), Lena Oberdorf (VfL Wolfsburg), Alexandra Popp (VfL Wolfsburg), Lea Schüller (Bayern Munich), Tabea Waßmuth (VFL Wolfsburg)
on call: Pauline Bremer (VfL Wolfsburg), Chantal Hail (TSG Hoffenheim), Turid Knaak (VfL Wolfsburg), Sarai Linder (TSG Hoffenheim), Leonie Maier (FC Everton), Ramona Petzelberger (Aston Villa), Martina Tufekovic (TSG Hoffenheim), Joelle Wedemeyer (VFL Wolfsburg)