This is the provisional DFB squad for the Women’s World Cup: Gwinn is not there

National coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg announced the extended squad for the women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in Frankfurt. As in previous test matches, the 55-year-old is counting on the team from England 2022 with captain Alexandra Popp.

This is the provisional World Cup squad for the Women’s World Cup

The provisional line-up is as follows:

The biggest surprise is certainly that Giulia Gwinn did not make the leap into the World Cup squad. In October, the FC Bayern player tore a cruciate ligament during a training session with the German national team. Since then, she has not been back on the pitch in a competitive game. After all, she is already taking part in parts of team training again.

Voss-Tecklenburg justified the waiver of Giulia Gwinn

Voss-Tecklenburg justified the waiver of Gwinn: “It comes from a second cruciate ligament injury. She hasn’t been able to do full team training yet. That was a very serious injury. She reacted muscularly to a few things. That was the hardest decision in the end. In the end, the future perspective with Giulia is in the foreground. We have made a clear decision with the club and Giulia to make this decision for the future and we look forward to more great tournaments with her in the years to come.”

There is unexpected trouble about the release of the five players from FC Bayern Munich. They will only arrive at the training camp on June 23, which is three days later. “Contrary to agreements made at the beginning of the year, one club unfortunately decided not to release their players by June 20, as agreed,” said Joti Chatzialexiou, sporting director of the national teams, in a DFB statement.

The team of vice European champions is led by captain Alexandra Popp and goalkeeper Merle Frohms from VfL Wolfsburg. After the two training camps in Herzogenaurach with friendlies on June 24 in Offenbach against Vietnam and on July 7 in Fürth against Zambia, the final squad with 23 players will be announced. The DFB women meet Morocco (June 24), Colombia (July 30) and South Korea (August 3) in the World Cup preliminary round.

Jean Harris

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