Silvia Neid Germany Women's National Team

Germany Women’s National Team head coach, Silvia Neid has named her squad to play Slovakia in a FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 qualifying match on Thursday 8 May 2014 at 17:00 (local time).

Celia Sasic and Alexandra Popp are out of the player selection due to injury, instead Silvia has called up Jennifer Cramer (1. FFC Turbine Potsdam) and Lira Alushi (1. FFC Frankfurt).

Sasic has an ankle injury which she picked up during the German Women’s Bundesliga match against Sindelfingen on Sunday, whilst Popp has sprained her right knee.

The Women’s World Cup qualifying match against Slovakia will be shown live on ZDF. Here is a reminder of all the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015: UEFA Qualifiers.

Only the respective winners of seven European groups qualify directly for the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada.

Germany Women’s National Team to play Slovakia


Laura Benkarth (SC Freiburg)
Almuth Schult (VfL Wolfsburg)


Jennifer Cramer (1. FFC Turbine Potsdam)
Kathrin Hendrich (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)
Josephine Henning (VfL Wolfsburg)
Tabea Kemme (1. FFC Turbine Potsdam)
Annike Krahn (Paris St. Germain)
Simone Laudehr (1. FFC Frankfurt)
Bianca Schmidt (1. FFC Frankfurt)


Fatmire Alushi (1. FFC Frankfurt)
Melanie Behringer (1. FFC Frankfurt)
Lena Goeßling (VfL Wolfsburg)
Nadine Keßler (VfL Wolfsburg)
Melanie Leupolz (SC Freiburg)
Lena Lotzen (FC Bayern München)
Dzsenifer Marozsan (1. FFC Frankfurt)


Sara Däbritz (SC Freiburg)
Anja Mittag (FC Rosengård)

What are your views? Leave your comments below

  1. Sebastian Kanty 10 years ago

    I guess that if they (Portland) had her sign a contract that specifically says she can’t go away during these days and she agreed, then It wouldn’t be an issue. Otherwise they can’t prohibit a player to be released for FIFA dates.

    But the fact is that she isn’t on the national team, simply because she has retired from Germany’s WNT, and has nothing to do with the Portland Thorns.

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      WSU 10 years ago

      Please can you send me a link regarding retirement.

      Unless there has been a translation error – I read on the German football association that she could not travel to Europe because of her commitment to Portland?

      • Sebastian Kanty 10 years ago

        I can’t say where I read it, because I honestly don’t remember, since it was sometime last year, after the Euros. Though then it struck me, did I or did I not see her in Algarve? Honestly I can’t remember, or if she was in the latest QF game for Germany. Sometimes the mind play tricks on you, cause I can’t for the love of God say if I have seen her in the NT of late, or if it’s just “that she has always been there”, so you like take it for granted.

        But since I haven’t found any article about her absence from the NT, then I must concede that I got that wrong. But God, I was so sure about this…lol

        I did however find an article on the DeutscheWelle page, where it mentions that she will continue her NT career after a talk with Silvia Neid. Before her Australia adventure. The article doesn’t say anything that she would have quit, but leaves you anyway pondering.

        But I’m pretty sure that I have read or seen about her and retirement, and I’m pretty sure she was mentioned amongst other who have taken a step back from NT duties, like Garefrekes and Prinz. And I’m not confusing her with the likes of Pohlers and Müller, though they haven’t been regulars for quite some time.

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          WSU 10 years ago

          I think that there was possibly talks from the media wondering whether she would retire because of her age, but Nadine herself (as far as I know) has not suggested she wants to. I think that goalkeepers can have longer careers compared to an outfield player.
          Nadine played in the recent World Cup qualifier against Ireland this year:

          I think that Portland Thorns would not force her to stay in USA, but given Germany’s strong position in the qualifiers and their depth of squad it could just be an agreement they made. Also, gives Germany a chance to give other goalkeepers international experience to prepare for the time that Nadine does call it a day.

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    WSU 10 years ago

    Germany WNT Goalkeeper Nadine Angerer is under contract with Portland Thorns FC in USA so will not feature in this qualifier.

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