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Germany names Women’s World Cup squad

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Bayern Munich is well-represented on Germany’s World Cup entry.

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Germany’s entry in the FIFA Women’s World Cup this summer will have a conspicuous red tint to it. Of the 23 names on the roster, seven belong to current FC Bayern Munich Frauen players.

Bayern goalkeeper Laura Benkarth, defenders Kathrin Hendrich and Leonie Maier, and midfielders Sara Däbritz, Verena Schweers, Melanie Leupolz, and Lina Magull all received the call. In addition, Giulia Gwinn and Linda Dallman will be joining the Frauen this summer on transfers when Däbritz and Maier will exit.

Also, defender Kristin Demann is on standby and will travel to the team camp.

Per FCBayern.com, DFB national coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg had this to say about her squad:

There were various components that ultimately made the difference in the selection. For example, position flexibility and character traits were a factor, as well as which players fit well together. We had serious discussions with one another on the coaching team. In the end, there were some close calls, because we have such high quality on the team. I am convinced that we have a team with which we are well prepared for the World Cup.

The World Cup, which will be played in France, will start on June 7th and conclude with the final on July 7th. In the group phase, the DFB women will face China in Rennes on June 8th, Spain in Valenciennes on June 12th, and South Africa in Montpellier on June 17th.

In addition to the German contingent, Lineth Beerensteyn and Jill Roord are on the Netherlands team for the World Cup. Later this week, Sweden will announce its team; outgoing Bayern player Fridolina Rolfö and incoming transfer Amanda Ilestedt are thought to be under consideration for roster invitations.