The opponents of the DFB team for the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand have been decided. Germany does not need to change the country.
Auckland – Less than nine months from the start of the Women’s World Cup in New Zealand and Australia (20 July to 20 August 2023), the groups for the tournament were drawn. National coach Martina Vos-Tecklenburg is not only looking forward to comparatively easy group opponents, but also says all possible games will take place in Australia.
DFB-Team: Women from Colombia, Morocco and South Korea
National coach Martina Vos-Tecklenburg’s team will have to deal with potential opponents in the group stage of the 2023 World Cup. While the DFB team is in third place in the FIFA world rankings, teams from Morocco, South Korea and Colombia are slightly behind. Only South Korea is ranked 17th. Colombia (27th) and Morocco (76th), as far as the world rankings are meaningful, are worlds apart from the German players.
This is the first participation for Moroccan players in the World Cup, which will be the first time with 32 participating teams. However, the team of French coach Renald Pedros should not be underestimated. Morocco finished second in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations. The victorious South Africa beat them 2–1 in the final.
Germany avoid tough opponents and reach Group H. benefits from
Even though an opposing team should not be underestimated, the DFB team could have been hit harder. A group would also have been possible with Brazil or Denmark and Olympic champion Canada. The Brazilians are potential rivals in the Round of 16 with France.
Due to the placement in Group H, the lucky constellation for Germany is that all German games will be played in Australia in the likely forward course of the tournament. They will take on Morocco in the opening game of the DFB-Elf in Melbourne on 24 July. The finale, the intended grand finale, takes place approximately 900 kilometers away in Sydney. There may also be a clash with the current world champion of the United States of America. (Mr)
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