Erfurt (AP) – In the women's football game in Germany, France is playing for the World Cup in June 2019.
National coach Horst Hrubesch took advantage of the injured goalkeeper Almuth Schult for the nomination of four goalkeepers for the last two matches between Italy and Italy (5: 2) and today against Spain (16:00). The training included Lisa Schmitz (1st FFC Turbine Pottsdam), Merle Frohms (SC Freiburg), Carina Schluter (SC Sand) and Ann-Katrin Berger (Birmingham City). Against Italy, only Frohms stood between the posts. Running against Spain, Hrubesch left open. All applicants have only a marginal international experience.
LISA SCHMITZ: 26-year-old Schmidz impressed her 45-minute debut in Canada in June (3-2), and also played half in October against Austria (3-1). "Now I've licked my blood," she said. In May, a cousin from Cologne was first nominated, sat on the bench and began to dream of the World Cup. "My goal is to be at the World Cup, to see how the new coach sees this, and I will speed up," he said, the most experienced of four candidates. So far, she has gone through all the DFB junior teams.
MERLE FROHMS: She's part of September and only thoughts from the game to the game. She also gained a lot of experience in DFB junior teams. "But if it was on me, I would always play, but that's what the coach has to decide, I really want to recommend for the World Cup," she said after the Italian match, the first international since the start. Hrubesch has already praised her after debuting: "She has a good leg, she's playing, she's not scared and a lot of self-confidence." This is a strong goalkeeper.
CARINA SCHLUTTER: Even 22-year-old Carina Schluter was allowed half-time in a convincing victory against Canada (3: 2). Since 2016, she is regular at SC Sandu. "It has developed well over the past few years and is one of the best goalkeepers in Germany, it is very tough and ambitious and wants to improve constantly," club manager Saša Stak described talent.
ANN-KATHRIN BERGER: For 28 years, but still without international duties, Ann-Kathrin Berger of Birmingham City, currently third on the table in England. She grew up in Goppingen, played for three years in the Potsdam turbine, and then fought for two years in Paris Saint-Germain for a regular place. A year ago she was diagnosed with thyroid gland cancer, which she won.