Birgit Prinz will lead the German male in the World Cup opener on Sunday in Berlin against Canada (6/ARD). in 1994 she made her debut at that time 16 year olds also against Canada.
Berlin (SID) - record player Birgit Prinz will lead the German male in the World Cup opener on Sunday in Berlin against Canada (18.00 / ARD). For the Prince, who would like to Crown her international career with the World Cup victory and end circle thus. The last no longer undisputed captain made her debut in the German Jersey on 27 July 1994 at the age of 16 years also against Canada.
In addition to the 33-year-old Prince uses the also experienced Torjagerin INKA Grings coach Silvia Neid. Wear Prince and Grings to down the Canadian defense, to make the middle of the second half space for younger players such as Alexandra Popp. Newcomer Popp could then provide the decision in favor of the Germans. In the offensive, Prince and Popp first by Kerstin Garefrekes and Celia Okoyino da Mbabi are supported.
While the positions in the offensive were highly competitive until the end, the defensive players are set for a long time. The target will be Nadine Angerer, who conceded not conceding a goal at the finals four years ago in China. The four security chain is formed by Linda Bresonik, Annike Krahn, Saskia Bartusiak and Babett Peter. Simone Laudehr and Kim Kulig will accrue as a defensive midfielder. -The expected lineups:
Germany: Angerer (1. FFC Frankfurt / 32 years / 98 caps) - Bresonik (FCR Duisburg/27/65), Krahn (FCR Duisburg/25/66), Bartusiak (1. FFC Frankfurt/28/41), Peter (turbine Potsdam/23/51) - Laudehr (FCR Duisburg/24/41), Kulig (Hamburger SV/21/24) - Garefrekes (1. FFC Frankfurt/31/126), Prince (1. FFC Frankfurt/33/212), Okoyino da Mbabi (SC Bad Neuenahr/22/55)-Grings (FCR Duisburg/32/90). -Instructor: Envy.
Canada: LeBlanc - Wilkinson, Zurrer, Chapman, Nault - Kyle, Schmidt - Filigno, Timko, Matheson - Sinclair. -Instructor: Morace
Referee: Jacqui Melksham (Australia)