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Can Germany conquer the world once again?

As the World Cup tournament is set to start later this week in Australia and New Zealand, many football experts wouldn’t be betting against Germany to take the coveted trophy back to Deutschland. In a competition of heavy favourites, DFB is certainly amongst them.

Under the trusted guidance of ex-midfielder, Martina Voss-Tecklenburg, the German’s will be looking to claim their third World Cup win after previously doing so in 2003 and 2007. Voss-Tecklenburg is set to lead Germany for the second time at a World Cup after taking the helms in 2019. The 55-year-old has the experience and knowledge of leading teams after her time in charge of the Switzerland national side.

One of the most successful sides at international level having also won eight European Championships in just 13 attempts, alongside a double of World Cups.

Leading the line in the far east is captain and star striker, Alexandra Popp. A lethal 5ft 9in striker who plays for Wolfsburg is the player Germany will to for plenty of goals this summer. Prior to the illustrious tournament, Popp has scored 62 goals in just 128 appearances for Germany. It’s easy to understand why she leads this side as her winning experiences fail to fall short. A winner in her homeland as she has won the Bundesliga and the DFB-Pokal with Wolfsburg, and she will be now hungry for success on the biggest stages of them all.

Germany have been seeded into Group H, a favourable one for the German giants. The rest of the group consists of Columbia, South Korea, and Morocco. Columbia themselves will be aiming to make it out of the group. Currently ranked 28th in the world and having appeared on the World cup stage on three previous occasions, the nation will be looking to cause an upset against the two-times winners.

Voss-Tecklenburg has opted to call up 20 of the 23 players that lost out to England in the final of the 2022 European Championships. Two Bayern Munich stars have missed out through injury – Giulia Gwinn & Linda Dallmann respectively.

The Germans will begin in Melbourne on July 24 against Morocco. Six days afterwards they will tackle Columbia in Sydney before rounding the group stages off with South Korea at the beginning of August in Brisbane.

The expectations on this side are monumental. Anything other than winning a third crown at the most prestigious of tournaments will be classed as falling short and nothing other than a disappointment. So, can Germany conquer the world once again?

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