Melanie Leupolz has withdrawn from the Germany women’s squad ahead of their upcoming friendlies against due to muscle issues. The Chelsea midfielder will therefore not be in the squad to face Australia (Saturday, April 10) and Norway (Tuesday, April 13) in Wiesbaden’s BRITA-Arena. Head coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg will also be without Klara Bühl (FC Bayern München) for both games, due to minor injuries and workload management.
Voss-Tecklenburg has called up Jule Brand (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim) as a replacement. It’s the first time the 18-year-old has been called up to the senior side.