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Women's European Championship Qualifiers – Foreman nominates the duo

Women's European Championship Qualifiers – Foreman nominates the duo

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Teamchefin reacts to Sarah Zadrazil and Katharina Naschenweng's failures. The long-awaited big match against Germany will take place on Friday.

Austrian women's footballers will have to do without two of their best players for their European Championship qualifier against Germany on Friday in Linz. Bayern Munich player Sarah Zadrazil (muscle injury) will be absent from the field, as will her club colleague Katharina Naschenong, who was forced to be replaced due to a leg injury in the cup semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday. A diagnosis is expected on Tuesday. The duo will also not be present in the match against Poland next April 9 in Gdynia.

Team camp begins Tuesday

Team president Erin Foreman nominated Michela Croatto (Leipzig) and Laura Weinreuther (Arsenal). For Weinreuther, this is the team's return to the national team after almost a year out due to injury. Both kickers played for St. Pölten and Neulingbach before moving abroad.

“Especially against a big team like Germany, we need all our key players,” says Foreman, who is preparing to start qualifying for the European Championship by selecting among his starting players. “So it is now important to make up for the losses as best as possible.” Tuesday in Windischgarsten. Nearly 6,000 tickets have been sold so far for the match against Germany.

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