Wiesbaden (dpa) – Australian benchmark: After Belgium and the Netherlands were European champions at the start of the 2021 international match, one of the most interesting teams in world football is the test of the women’s national team German Saturday (4:10 p.m. / ARD) in Wiesbaden.
Matilda, as the Australians are called, has progressed step by step to the top of the world and, rightly so, they are now among the favorites of the big tournaments – especially in 2023, when they host the World Cup with the News. -Zeeland. Tuesday (4 p.m. / ZDF), the next strong candidate in the selection of the German Football Association awaits in Wiesbaden with the Norwegians.
“Australia are an interesting opponent and we rarely play against them. They are physically strong, well trained and have excellent players, ”said Martina Voss-Tecklenburg, the team’s head coach. The last meeting to date took place at the 2016 Olympic Games. Games in São Paulo. For Olympic gold, Matilda almost turned into a stumbling block After trailing 2-0 and being called up by Sarah Debretz two minutes before the end of the preliminary round, the Australians were happy to equalize on one goal against his team.
“It was a high-profile game,” said Däbritz. “I can’t remember the game just because of my goal.” The PSG playmaker will also be important in Wiesbaden. You have to lead the young team in the absence of some regular players like Dzsenifer Marozsan. All in all, the German squad is on the verge of taking another step forward. “The team has developed very well since the 2019 World Cup final. At 1: 2 in the Netherlands in February, we also saw that the nails still had to be turned. We are on our way to EM 2022 in England in an unfinished process.
Against Australia with currently the best striker in the world Samantha Kerr, who plays for Chelsea and recently learned of the fear of Wolfsburg Wolfsburg in the Champions League, it is important that the DFB uses its strength. “We must not engage in physical duels because we will have problems. Playing without the ball is important to us, but they are also direct and quick combos. The slogan for this match and next Tuesday against Norway is: maximum and quality, ”said Voss-Tecklenburg.
Considering the many matches his domestic players have played at Bayern Munich and VfL Wolfsburg, the national coach wants to pay a lot of attention to checking pregnancy and accepting waivers. “We’re not going to demand everything, so we don’t see everything,” says Voss-Tecklenburg.
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