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Germany women prepare for the Rio Olympics

Four Bayern Munich players make the squad.

Germany v Turkey - UEFA Women's Euro 2017 Qualifier Photo by Simon Hofmann/Bongarts/Getty Images For DFB

Despite having won two FIFA Women’s World Cups and eight UEFA European Women's Championships, Germany has never finished higher than third place at the Summer Olympics. They’ll be looking to finally get over that hump this summer and at least make the Olympic Final.

Four Bayern Munich players have been called up to the initial 26 woman roster for Germany’s training camp: Leonie Maier, Melanie Behringer, Sara Däbritz, and Melanie Leupolz. The roster will be trimmed to 18 players on July 18 before a friendly against Ghana on July 22.

Germany open their Olympic campaign against Zimbabwe on August 3, followed by Australia on August 6 and Canada on August 9.

Full 26 Woman Roster

Goalkeepers: Laura Benkarth (Freiburg), Meike Kämper (Duisburg), Almuth Schut (Wolfsburg), Lisa Weiß (Essen)

Defenders: Saskia Bartusiak (FFC Frankfurt), Kathrin Hendrich (FFC Frankfurt), Josephine Henning (Arsenal), Tabea Kemme (Turbine Potsdam), Annike Krahn (Bayer Leverkusen), Leonie Maier (Bayern Munich), Babett Peter (Wolfsburg)

Midfielders: Melanie Behringer (Bayern Munich), Sara Däbritz (Bayern Munich), Lena Goeßling (Wolfsburg), Svenja Huth (Turbine Potsdam), Isabel Kerschowski (Wolfsburg), Simone Laudehr (FFC Frankfurt), Melanie Leupolz (Bayern Munich), Lina Magull (Freiburg), Felicitas Rauch (Turbine Potsdam)

Forwards: Pauline Bremer (Olympique Lyon), Mandy Islacker (FFC Frankfurt), Dzsenifer Marozsan (FFC Frankfurt), Anja Mittag (Paris Saint-Germain), Lena Petermann (Freiburg), Alexandra Popp (Wolfsburg)

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