DFB Women: Julia Gwyn returns to World Cup qualifiers

DFB Women: Julia Gwyn returns to World Cup qualifiers

The 22-year-old Gwyn suffered a fracture of the anterior cruciate ligament and other ligament injuries in the knee during the European Championship qualifier against Ireland (3-0) in September 2020. Now the FC Bayern player is preparing to return to the German women’s national team. At the 2019 World Cup, she was selected as the best young player.

For former goalkeeper Almut Schultz from VFL Wolfsburg, the two World Cup qualifiers against Israel could be the first matches in the DFB jersey. The 30-year-old gave birth to twins in the spring of 2020. Merle Frommes is set on the DFB target.

Vos-Teklenberg wants to continue the winning style

In addition to the two, Vos-Teklenberg called up 22 other players. First, there is an away game in Tel Aviv on October 21 (6:00 pm), followed by a game in Essen on October 26 (4:05 pm).

“Our goal is to get the next wins and dominate from the start. We didn’t win it in the first two games. We want to improve in this area and stay awake from the start,” Martina Vos-Teklenberg said.

In September, the DFB began their selection with two straight wins over Bulgaria (7: 0) and Serbia (5: 1) to qualify for the 2023 finals in New Zealand and Australia. In Group H, Germany meets Turkey and Portugal.

DFB wants to think outside the box

Vos-Teklenberg also distanced itself from the sport and sees the wars with Israel in particular. “It will be an exciting journey for all of us, especially those who have not visited Israel. We will focus on qualifying for the World Cup, but we will take on the cultural, historical and socio-political aspects,” said the 53-year-old.

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