Five Bayern Munich players will represent Germany at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Germans will be one of the tournament favorites, and they’ll have to solid tests in their group stage matches to prep them for the knockout rounds.
Leonie Maier, Melanie Behringer, Sara Däbritz, Simone Laudehr, and Melanie Leupolz will be wearing the Germany jersey in Brazil. The quintet will have their sites on winning their first Olympic Gold Medal.
With the United States expected to win Group G, Germany’s goal should be to win Group F as well. If they are able to match the Americans in the group stage, the earliest they would play would be the Olympic Final.
Group E: Brazil, China, Sweden, South Africa
Group F: Canada, Australia, Zimbabwe, Germany
Group G: United States, New Zealand, France, Colombia
Full Germany Squad
Goalkeepers: Laura Benkarth (Freiburg), Almuth Schult (Wolfsburg)
Defenders: Saskia Bartusiak (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), Isabel Kerschowski (Wolfsburg), Simone Laudehr (Bayern Munich), Melanie Leupolz (Bayern Munich)
Forwards: Mandy Islacker (FFC Frankfurt), Dzsenifer Marozsan (Olympique Lyon), Anja Mittag (Paris Saint-Germain), Alexandra Popp (Wolfsburg)
Group F Schedule
Canada vs. Australia
Zimbabwe vs. Germany
Canada vs. Zimbabwe
Germany vs. Australia
Germany vs. Canada
Australia vs. Zimbabwe