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World Cup build-up: TFP Women arrive in Australia

World Cup build-up: TFP Women arrive in Australia

Status: 07/13/2023 07:24

After a 27-hour journey, the German women’s national team can begin preparations for the World Cup in a small town not far from Sydney.

Exhausted from a 27-hour journey but greeted by excellent weather, Germany’s soccer players have arrived at the World Cup site in Wyong, Australia. National coach Martina Vos-Decklenburg’s team arrived at the Golf Hotel in the town of 4,500 people about 100 kilometers north of Sydney around 9:30 local time on Thursday after flying from Frankfurt on Tuesday evening and landing in Dubai.

“We’re all ready for it, we’re all in the mood. But now you’re a bit lethargic and tired. We’re happy to be here now,” said VfL Wolfsburg’s midfielder Lena Oberdorf. DFB video. A part of the 70-strong contingent had already reached there half a day earlier and welcomed the players with black, red and gold flags at the hotel. A weary “Ahoy” greeted Captain Alexandra Bob as she got off the bus.

The first easy training session at the Central Coast Regional Sporting & Recreation Sporting Complex was to take place a few hours after arrival. 22 degrees during the day, winter in Australia now. The DFB Women set up their base camp in Wyong throughout the tournament. The reigning European champions take on Morocco in their first preliminary round match in Melbourne on July 24 (10:30am CEST/ZDF). Other opponents in Group H are Colombia in Sydney on July 30 (11:30 am CEST/ARD) and South Korea in Brisbane on August 3 (12:00 pm CEST/ZDF).