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Women’s World Cup: Germany announces 23-woman squad

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Germany coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg announced her 23-woman squad for the Women’s World Cup in France on Tuesday.

The squad, led by captain and striker Alexandra Popp, contained no surprises.

“We had intense discussions and there were some tough decisions in the end, because we have a high-quality team,” said Voss-Tecklenburg, 51, who took the reins in January.

Voss-Tecklenburg’s team touch down in Rennes on June 3, three days ahead of their opening group game against China, as they look to secure a third World Cup title in July.

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Germany squad for Women’s World Cup:

Goalkeepers: Laura Benkarth (Bayern Munich), Merle Frohms (Freiburg), Almuth Schult (Wolfsburg)

Defenders: Sara Doorsoun (Wolfsburg), Johanna Elsig (Turbine Potsdam), Lena Goessling (Wolfsburg), Giulia Gwinn (Freiburg), Marina Hegering (SGS Essen), Kathrin Hendrich (Bayern Munich), Leonie Maier (Bayern Munich), Carolin Simon (Lyon)

Midfielders/Forwards: Klara Buehl (Freiburg), Sara Daebritz (Bayern Munich), Linda Dallmann (SGS Essen), Svenja Huth (Turbine Potsdam), Turid Knaak (SGS Essen), Melanie Leupolz (Bayern Munich), Dzsenifer Marozsan (Lyon), Lena Oberdorf (SGS Essen), Alexandra Popp (c) (Wolfsburg), Lea Schueller (SGS Essen), Verena Schweers (Bayern Munich)

Reserves: Lisa Schmitz (Turbine Potsdam), Pauline Bremer (Manchester City), Kristin Demann (Bayern Munich), Lena Lattwein (Hoffenheim), Felicitas Rauch (Turbine Potsdam)

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