Nadine Angerer

Nadine Angerer plans to retire after FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015

Germany’s international goalkeeper Nadine Angerer has revealed her plans to retire after the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015.

Announced on the German Football Association website, Angerer will step down from international football after this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada. The goalkeeper will continue to play for NWSL club Portland Thorns until September 2015, then she plans to end her football playing career completely.

Nadine commented on DFB: “My decision is final, which is why I decided to announce it before the World Cup, so everyone knows what is going on, this will not have any impact on my – or the team’s – performance at the World Cup; if anything, it will be positive. I am absolutely fit and could play for another two, three years at the highest level. It is great to be able to say that my body is fine after almost 20 years of top-level sport. It was important that I was the one who decided when my time was up, and not an injury or someone else making that decision for me.”

Nadine Angerer has been capped 138-times and has held the honour of being Germany’s captain since 2011. The goalkeeper has won five UEFA Women’s European Championships and two World Cups.

Germany are in Group B at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 where they will face Norway, Thailand and Cote d’Ivoire. Their first match is against Cote d’Ivoire on 7 June. Here are all the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup fixtures.

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