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Alexandra Pope: "Actually she's back on the pitch"

Alexandra Pope: “Actually she’s back on the pitch”

Alexandra Pope played her first international match over a dozen years ago. She will remain in her memory #112 after surviving cartilage damage for a long time.

The basics in brief

  • After her emotional return to the German women’s soccer team, Alexandra Pope lost her composure.

“You seldom see me weep, but at that moment the tears really fell,” said the captain, as she shone again and sat in green at the press conference in Bielefeld about the moments after the final whistle. The 31-year-old’s return from Wolfsburg after a forced one-year hiatus due to a serious knee injury lost 3-0 (1-0) in the union selection against Portugal.

Bob also watched “a good game from my team” in front of 7,364 spectators. Their club teammates Lena Oberdorf (40th minute) and Felicitas Rauch (80s) as well as Clara Ball of Bayern Munich (55th place) scored their seventh goals in the seventh World Cup qualifiers for Australia and New Zealand in 2023. Tuesday (4pm). /ZDF) In Serbia, the two-time world champion can book a World Cup ticket early.

The European title in England is the biggest goal

After her 112nd international match, Bob is now also focused on preparing for the European Championships in England in July. The title is there its big goal. “It’s nice to have Bobby back,” said national team coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg. “There is no doubt that Poppi has worked hard for this comeback. She also knows that she still has to work hard in the coming weeks and months. She will.”

When the 2016 Olympic champion came in in the 59th minute, Bob said he was still very comfortable. “But when I saw Sven, who gave me the captain’s armband, which I did not expect at the moment, it tore me a little for the first time–I don’t want to say–” she later said of the scene Svenja Huth.

In the end, almost all German players and supervisors embraced the “Footballer of the Year”. “After the final whistle, yes, I was — to be honest — pretty overwhelmed,” she said. “It was a moment when I thought: I’m already back on the pitch.”

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