Team analysis

Germany

Germany

Germany squad
No.PlayerBornPos.ENGNORESPSWEGSClub
1Lena Pauels02/02/1998Goalkeeper 90120 SV Werder Bremen (GER)
2Michaela Brandenburg17/12/1997Defender909090120 VfL Wolfsburg (GER)
3Felicitas Rauch30/04/1996Midfield909090120 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam (GER)
4Joelle Wedemeyer12/08/1996Defender909090120 VfL Wolfsburg (GER)
5Rebecca Knaak23/06/1996Defender9090901202 Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER)
6Rieke Dieckmann16/08/1996Midfield90909057* SV Meppen (GER)
7Jasmin Sehan16/06/1997Forward20+31+11+83* VfL Wolfsburg (GER)
8Jenny Gaugigl22/08/1996Midfield 9019+120
9Nina Ehegötz22/02/1997Forward84*71*71*1202 Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER)
10Laura Freigang01/02/1998Forward84*62*79*120 Pennsylvania State University (USA)
11Lea Schüller12/11/1997Midfield70*909043+ SGS Essen (GER)
12Carina Schlüter08/11/1996Goalkeeper9090 Herforder SV (GER)
13Isabella Hartig12/08/1997Defender9059*68* TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (GER)
14Johanna Tietge16/04/1996Defender VfL Wolfsburg (GER)
15Franziska Jaser20/01/1996Defender FC Basel (SUI)
16Saskia Matheis06/06/1997Midfield90 9037+ 1. FFC Frankfurt (GER)
17Pia-Sophie Wolter13/11/1997Midfield6+19+22+77* VfL Wolfsburg (GER)
18Madeline Gier28/04/1996Forward6+28+ 63+1 SGS Essen (GER)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute

Coach: Maren Meinert

05/08/73

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"I'm disappointed [to have gone out in the semi-finals]. We had two great teams and a great game but one side had to lose. We must congratulate Sweden – they deserved to win it in the end. We gave all we had. We will look ahead now to the next tournament and be better."

Germany team analysis

Germany team analysis

  • Caused a constant threat from set pieces with good movement when attacking the ball.
  • Displayed a flexibility in the team organisation, meaning that one substitution often impacted on five or six positions on the field.
  • Effective use of substitutions that left an immediate impression on matches.
  • A structured build-up of play through the midfield but one that was often easy to disturb.
  • Used their wide players very high up the field in attack.
  • Dropped full-backs very deep from their own goal kicks in order to try and pull the opposition forwards up and so create space in midfield.
  • Versatile players who could operate in a number of roles on the pitch in different matches or even change position mid-match.