Euro 2016

Germany to rejuvenate and prepare for the future

photo: Björn Kenneth Muggerud
Germany to rejuvenate and prepare for the future

Germany was not quiet succesfull in the last years at European Championships or World Championships and two Danish coaches were fired after some crisis situations. First Heine Jensen than Jakob Vestergaard had not any succes in the task of pulling together the German women handball, so the new era before the WCh 2017 organised by the German federation starts with a new coach . Michael Biegler came after he was coaching the Polish national team for men for several years and he tries to clear the air in the team and to focus on the future. Susan Müller is no longer a part of the German squad, young players were selected alongside with some very experienced ones.

Key players: Clara Woltering, Julia Behnke, Kim Naidzinavicius, Anna Loerper

Absences: Susan Müller (not selected), Nadja Nadgornaja (pregnant), Xenia Smits (injured), Shenia Minevskaja (injured), Luisa Schulze (not selected)

The squad of 21 players for preparations:

Goalkeepers: Dinah Eckerle (Thüringer HC), Katja Kramarczyk (HC Leipzig), Clara Woltering (BVB 09 Dortmund)

Line players: Julia Behnke (TuS Metzingen), Jenny Karolius (TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Meike Schmelzer (Thüringer HC)

Left wings: Lone Fischer (Buxtehuder SV), Maria Kiedrowski (Thüringer HC)

Left backs: Emily Bölk (Buxtehuder SV), Saskia Lang (HC Leipzig)

Centre backs: Anna Loerper (TuS Metzingen), Caroline Müller (VfL Oldenburg), Kim Naidzinavicius (SG BBM Bietigheim), Kerstin Wohlbold (Thüringer HC)

Right backs: Anne Hubinger (HC Leipzig), Isabell Klein (Nantes Loire Atlantique HB), Jennifer Rode (TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Alicia Stolle (HSG Blomberg-Lippe)

Right wings: Svenja Huber (BVB 09 Dortmund), Stella Kramer (BVB 09 Dortmund), Maike Schirmer (Buxtehuder SV)

Head coach: Michel Biegler

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Hungarian living in Norway with a great passion for handball, primarly women handball. Travels all over the world to follow handball matches and tournaments and to write good articles on this website.

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