German Football Association
Current FIFA World Ranking: 1
2015 Women’s World Cup Qualifying: Winners of the 2013 UEFA Women’s Championship (Country’s 8th title)
Women’s World Cup Finals Appearances: 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015
Record vs. USA: 4-18-7
Head Coach: Silvia Neid
Championship Honors: Women’s World Cup Champions in 2003 and 2007
Leading Women’s World Cup Qualifying Scorers: Celia Okoyino da Mbabi (2)
Key Players: Nadine Angerer, Anja Mittag, Saskia Batusiak, Celia Sasic, Leonie Maier, Dzsenifer Marozsan
Germany Women’s National Team Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): 1-Nadine Angerer (Portland Thorns FC), 12-Almuth Schult (VfL Wolfsburg), 21-Laura Benkarth (SC Freiburg)
DEFENDERS (7): 2-Bianca Schmidt (FFC Frankfurt), 3-Saskia Bartusiak (FFC Frankfurt), 4-Leonie Maier (Bayern Munich), 5-Annike Krahn (Paris Saint-Germain), 14-Babett Peter (VfL Wolfsburg), 15-Jennifer Cramer (FFC Turbine Postdam), 17-Josephine Henning (Paris Saint-Germain)
MIDFIELDERS (7): 6-Simone Laudehr (FFC Frankfurt), 7-Melanie Behringer (Bayern Munich), 10-Dzsenifer Marozsan (FFC Frankfurt), 16-Melanie Leupolz (Bayern Munich), 20-Lena Goessling (VfL Wolfsburg), 22-Tabea Kemme (FFC Turbine Postdam), 23-Sara Daebritz (SC Freiburg)
FORWARDS (6): 8-Pauline Bremer (Bayern Munich), 9-Lena Lotzen (Bayern Munich), 11-Anja Mittag (FC Rosengard), 13-Celia Sasic (FFC Frankfurt), 18-Alexandra Popp (VfL Wolfsburg), 19-Lena Petermann (SC Freiburg)
GERMANY ROSTER NOTES
- German captain Nadine Angerer was named the 2013 FIFA World Player of the Year, becoming the first goalkeeper - male or female - to win the award.
- Angerer is the most experienced player on the roster with 144 caps. She is also the oldest player on the roster at 36-years-old. Sara Debritz is the youngest at 20-years-old.
- Angerer is the starting goalkeeper for the Portland Thorns of the NWSL and is teammates with U.S. midfielder Tobin Heath and forward Alex Morgan.
- Five players on the roster have over 100 caps: Angerer, Annike Krahn (122), Melanie Behringer (107), Anja Mittag (125) and Celia Sasic (109).
- Angerer has a total of nine clean sheets in World Cup play, the same number as U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo. Angerer has recorded two in this year’s World Cup, while Solo has recorded four. The FIFA Women’s World Cup record is currently held by former U.S. goalkeeper Brianna Scurry, who recorded 10 clean sheets in World Cup play.
- Angerer also holds the record for most minutes without conceding a goal by a goalkeeper with 622. Solo is second with 494.
- Forward Celia Sasic is the leading goal scorer on the German roster with 63. The next closest player is Mittag with 38 goals. The Germans have scored 20 goals so far at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the most of any team. Sasic leads the German roster with six goals while Mittag has five. Seven other players have scored.
- U.S. defender Ali Krieger played club soccer for Frankfurt in Germany. Krieger was teammates with numerous German players, including Saskia Batusiak, Simone Laudehr and Dzsenifer Marozsan.
- Six players on the roster were part of the team that won the 2007 Women’s World Cup. Angerer is the only player that was part of the 2007 and 2003 winning squads.
- Germany holds the record for most goals scored in Women’s World Cup play with 111 so far. The USA is second with 105.
- Germany’s head coach Silvia Nied was also the head coach during the German’s run to the 2007 World Cup title.
- Behind the USA’s 41 Women’s World Cup games played, Germany is the team that has played the most Women’s World Cup matches with 37.
- Germany went 679 minutes without conceding a goal in World Cup play. The USA is currently riding a streak of 423 shutout minutes.
USA VS. GERMANY SERIES
- The USA has an all-time record of 18-4-7 against Germany.
- The last meeting between both sides came on April 5, 2013 in Offenbach, Germany. The game ended in a 3-3 draw.
- The USA and Germany have met on three previous occasions in World Cup play: a 5-2 USA win on Nov. 27, 1991 in China; a 3-2 USA win on July 1, 1999 in Maryland; and a 3-0 Germany win on Oct. 5, 2003 in Portland, Oregon. The winner of each of those matches has gone onto win the World Cup on each respective year.
- Since that loss in 2003, the USA has gone 6-0-5 against Germany.
- Out of the 29 meetings between both teams, only 10 have taken place outside the U.S. or Germany. The USA holds a 6-1-3 advantage in those games.
On the field for the USA vs. GER:
April 5, 2013 –Sparda Bank Hessen Stadium; Offenbach, Germany
USA 3 Wambach 47, Rapinoe 55, Morgan 71
GER 3 Kulig 63, Okoyino da Mbabi 85, Mittag 86
USA : 18-Nicole Barnhart; 6-Crystal Dunn, 3-Christie Rampone (capt.), 14-Whitney Engen, 8-Kristie Mewis; 9-Heather O’Reilly (17-Tobin Heath, 77), 7-Shannon Boxx, 12-Lauren Cheney, 15-Megan Rapinoe; 13-Alex Morgan, 20-Abby Wambach (2-Sydney Leroux, 80)
Substitutions Not Used: 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 5-Kelley O’Hara, 11-Ali Krieger, 16-Yael Averbuch, 19-Rachel Buehler, 21-Adrianna Franch, 22-Meghan Klingenberg, 23-Christen Press, 24-Ashlyn Harris, 25-Julie Johnston
Head coach: Tom Sermanni
GER: 1-Nadine Angerer (capt.); 25-Leonie Maier 3-Saskia Bartusiak, 22-Luisa Wensing, 4-Babett Peter (2-Bianca Schmidt, 57); 10-Linda Bresonik (11-Anja Mittag, 60), 8-Kim Kulig, 26-Nadine Keßler, 7-Melanie Behringer (15-Verena Faißt, 46); 13-Celia Okoyino da Mbabi, 14-Dzsenifer Marozsan (9-Alexandra Popp, 88).
Substitutions Not Used: 12-Almuth Schult, 18-Svenja Huth, 21-Kathrin Langert, 23-Josephine Henning, 27-Jennifer Cramer, 28-Tabea Kemme
Head coach: Silvia Neid