Sunday, April 21, 2024

Pope leads Germany to European Women’s Championship final


Milton Keynes (Reuters)
Alexandra Pope missed the last two editions of the European Women’s Football Championship, but the German national team captain made up for it with six goals in the current edition after scoring a brace in the semi-final win over France.

Eight-time European champions Germany beat France 2-1 and Popp opened the scoring in the first half and added the winner in the second to book a place in next Sunday’s final against hosts England at Wembley Stadium.
Bob is playing his first European Championship at the age of 31, but he has scored almost half of Germany’s goals in the current edition, while his teammates have netted seven.
“I know how I got to this point because I have to admit I’m more emotional than I’ve ever been,” Bob told reporters. I’m very proud to be here and to be able to perform at the right level of fitness at this time, but I have to say a big thank you to everyone who helped me – the medical staff in my team, the coaches at the club and everyone here. They trusted me and gave me a chance to be here, and I’m just as dangerous now as I was before. It wasn’t like that for long because I was injured.”
Bob missed out on a chance to win the title with Germany in 2013 when he played despite an ankle ligament injury to help Wolfsburg win the treble in the 2012–13 season, resulting in him missing the European Championship.
He injured his knee in 2017, again missing the European Championships, and another injury last year would have marked the third European Championships without Pope unless the tournament was postponed to 2022 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
A positive Covid test last month has not deterred the attacker as she has put all her problems into scoring in every game so far – a competitive record.

See also  Al-Ahli vs Al-Raja match in CAF Champions League quarter-finals 2022-23 second leg date and transmission channels
Camelia Garner
Camelia Garner
"Explorer. Problem solver. Certified reader. Incurable web expert. Subtly charming travel guru. General student. Twitter evangelist."

Share post:


More like this

Unlocking the Power of Booking Engines in the Hospitality Industry

In an era dominated by technology, the hospitality industry...

Defend Against DDoS Attacks with Qrator Labs’ Anti-DDoS Solutions

Protecting your online assets from DDoS (Distributed Denial of...

UAE Powering Gaming Boom in the Middle East

The gaming industry in the Middle East is experiencing...

iGym and the Youth Gym Culture in Dubai

In the dynamic city of Dubai, a new trend...