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2015 Women's World Cup

Germany, without injured Kessler, names WC roster

Dzsenifer Marozsan (left) and Anja Mittag celebrate Mittag's goal

Germany coach Silvia Neid has named her 23-player roster for the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada. Injuries — most notably to 2014 FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year Nadine Kessler — and other absences (Fatmire Alushi is pregnant) mean the world’s No. 1 roster looks slightly lighter than it should, but there is still ample firepower to deliver a third world title to Germany.

The roster:

Germany is looking to bounce back from a shocking quarterfinal exit on home soil in 2011. The then hosts lost to eventual champion Japan in extra time.

This will be Neid’s last major tournament in charge before turning over the team to former player Steffi Jones in 2016.

Check back later this week for a full listing of all 24 teams’ rosters.


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