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Germany goalkeeper Schult battling to be fit for Women’s World Cup




Schult, who has won 58 caps and Olympic gold in 2016, played in the last two friendly internationals under new coach Voss-Tecklenburg.

She celebrated the domestic league and Cup double with VfL Wolfsburg last week.

But her shoulder injury could prevent the 28-year-old from being battle-ready for the World Cup in France next month.

“She has a shoulder injury. We are aware of that,” Voss-Tecklenburg told a news conference.

“It will be decided at (the training camp in Bavaria’s) Grassau whether she will play in the World Cup or not.”

“Almuth must be capable of playing in the World Cup. The injury must not affect her and she must be able to perform 100 percent. She has had problems for some time.”

Germany are still second in the FIFA rankings behind world champions U.S. and ahead of England and France, who will host the World Cup from June 7 to July 7.

The two-times world champions, who have been drawn in Group B with Spain, China and South Africa, have a pre-tournament camp in Bavaria.

They play their final warm-up game against Chile on May 30.

“We obviously want to win the group. That is our first aim.

“Then, we reach the knockout stage and, as we want to qualify for next year’s Olympics, we need to reach minimum the quarter-finals or the semi-finals (depending on the number of European teams.) This is our minimum demand,” Voss-Tecklenburg said.

The coach, who took over in November, named 23 players to the squad, while an additional five will train with them, acting as back-ups in case of last-minute injuries.

She kept a backbone of experienced players, including Olympic champions Dzsenifer Marozsan, Melanie Leupolz, Alexandra Popp, and Lena Goessling, among others, while bringing in several younger players.

“We have a good mix of experience and youth. Germany are always among the favourites.

Georgina Bode: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]

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