Team analysis

Austria

Austria

Austria squad
No.PlayerBornPos.SUIESPGERGSClub
1Carolin Grössinger10/05/1997Goalkeeper909090 FC Bergheim (AUT)
4Anna Zimmerebner16/10/1998Defender 9090 FC Bergheim (AUT)
6Adina Hamidovic26/04/1998Defender90 16+ SKN St.Pölten Frauen (AUT)
7Barbara Dunst25/09/1997Midfield909090 Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER)
8Katharina Aufhauser16/01/1997Midfield909038* SG USC Landhaus Austria Wien (AUT)
9Katharina Naschenweng16/12/1997Defender90*9074* SK Sturm Graz Damen (AUT)
10Marina Georgieva13/04/1997Defender9090 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam (GER)
11Nina Wasserbauer06/11/1998Midfield909090 Union Kleinmünchen (AUT)
12Sarah Lackner02/06/1997Forward1+ USK Hof (AUT)
13Duygu Karkac19/05/1997Midfield 7+ SG USC Landhaus Austria Wien (AUT)
14Julia Kofler02/09/1998Midfield83*9083* SK Sturm Graz Damen (AUT)
15Viktoria Pinther16/10/1998Forward9077*90 SKN St.Pölten Frauen (AUT)
16Teresa Knauseder07/03/1997Midfield69*59*90 Union Kleinmünchen (AUT)
17Ivana Feric25/08/1997Midfield21+31+52+1 DFC Leoben (AUT)
18Anna Egretzberger06/01/1997Defender90 SKV Altenmarkt (AUT)
19Melissa Schmid02/11/1998Forward7+13+ NÖSV Neulengbach (AUT)
20Sandrine Sobotka08/10/1998Midfield909090 SKN St.Pölten Frauen (AUT)
21Isabella Kresche28/11/1998Goalkeeper SKN St.Pölten Frauen (AUT)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute
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Austria coach Irene Fuhrmann

Coach: Irene Fuhrmann
23/09/80
"I'm proud of how my team performed. All in all, it has to be said we made too little out of our chances. Was it fitness or mentality or both? I think it was both. We were compact in the Elite Round and that was missing here."

Austria team analysis

Austria team analysis

  • Main line of attack was to build up from the back with the effective use of full-backs.
  • Plenty of shifting from one side of the field to the other, searching to get their wingers in around the back of the opposition full-backs.
  • Barbara Dunst (No7) heavily involved in the transitions, playing as a shadow striker, connecting the play and enabling Viktoria Pinther (No15) to run deep.
  • Katharina Aufhauser (No8) heavily involved, always wanting the ball and providing the link between defence and attack.
  • Adapted game against sides who pressed higher by becoming more direct.
  • Fast transitional play from defence to attack with rapid counterattacks proving effective.
  • Zonal marking in defence of set-pieces with 10 and, at times, 11 players inside their own penalty area, always well organised.
  • Held a compact midfield when chasing possession to open up quickly on the break.