Morocco will grow to be first Arab workforce to play at a Girls’s World Cup once they tackle Germany in Group H.
When: Monday, July 24
The place: Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne
Kickoff: 6:30pm native time (08:30 GMT)
Months after the lads’s groundbreaking run to the semi-finals in Qatar, Morocco’s girls will make World Cup historical past of their very own on Monday.
When the Atlas Lionesses face two-time former champions Germany in Melbourne, they would be the first Arab workforce to play at a Girls’s World Cup.
Morocco’s girls loved a shock run to the ultimate of final yr’s Africa Cup of Nations, which they hosted, earlier than shedding 2-1 to South Africa in entrance of some 50,000 spectators in Rabat.
At 72nd place, they’re one of many lowest-ranked groups in Australia and New Zealand and it might be a shock in the event that they qualify from the group, however captain Ghizlane Chebbak is aware of the lads have raised expectations.
“Moroccan followers have that keenness, as do us gamers, and we’ll give all the pieces to make them happy,” she advised FIFA.com.
“The boys have proven us that nothing is not possible for those who combat for it and also you keep centered,” she added.
In the meantime, second-ranked Germany are aiming to win their third Girls’s World Cup title and first since 2007.
Germany’s coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg expects a tough group stage on the event, with South Korea and Colombia additionally that includes in Group H, however nonetheless has the title as her important objective.
“However there’s no assure of that. That was evident within the event opener: two video games determined by particulars. It will likely be the identical for us, already within the group stage,” she stated.
Germany workforce information
Germany are set to start out their Girls’s World Cup marketing campaign with out key gamers Lena Oberdorf and Marina Hegering because of damage. They’re doubtless to get replaced by Chelsea gamers Sjoeke Nuesken and Melanie Leupolz.
Morocco workforce information
Morocco haven’t introduced any absences.
Type and FIFA world rankings
Germany (ranked second): D W L W L
Morocco (ranked 72nd): L L D D L
Face to face
It will likely be the first-ever recreation between Germany and Morocco.
Gamers to look at
Germany: Captain and objective machine Alexandra Popp is likely one of the largest stars in German sport having received each prize at membership degree, together with two Champions Leagues with Wolfsburg. Regardless of damage setbacks, Popp has scored 62 targets in 128 appearances for Germany.
Morocco: Star striker Rosella Ayane scored the penalty that clinched the World Cup spot. She opted to play for her father’s residence nation relatively than England and scored seven targets in her first 15 worldwide matches.
The place to look at the sport?
World listings can be found from livesoccertv.com.
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