5 German players to watch in the Euro 2022 final against England

Germany have a chance to earn their ninth European title when they play England in the Euro 2022 final.

Topping Group B, Martina Voss-Tecklenburg’s side beat Austria in the quarter-finals and France in the semi-finals to take on the hosts at Wembley.

Here, the PA news agency takes a look at the five key German players who will be watching the match against England on Sunday.

Alexandra Popp

Popp has overcome previous disappointment at the Euros to become one of the standouts in Euro 2022 after missing the 2013 and 2017 tournaments due to injury, and the Wolfsburg striker has certainly made her mark.

She came off the bench to score Germany’s fourth goal in their first match against Denmark and has started every game since.

The 31-year-old is now in contention for the Golden Boot with England’s Beth Meade, with both players scoring six goals each.

Lena Oberdorf

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Lena Oberdorf plays a deeper role in Germany (Jonathan Brady/PA)

The 20-year-old Oberdorf has earned praise for her mature performance throughout the tournament, playing a deeper role in the center of Germany’s midfield.

She can tackle passes from behind, but is also strong defensively and has made 20 successful tackles in the competition so far, more than any other player.

Svenja Hut

While Wolfsburg team-mate Popp may have made headlines with her goals, Huth was another big part of Germany’s offensive line.

The 31-year-old was instrumental in Germany’s creative play on the wing and showed what trouble she can cause in Wednesday’s game against France by securing Popp to the final twice.

Lina Magall

The Bayern Munich captain has been causing havoc defensively throughout the tournament, tackling the ball well and landing plenty of shots on goal.

Magull also scored goals for the German national team and became their second top scorer with two goals, scoring against Denmark in the group stage and Austria in the quarter-finals.

Julia Gwynn

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Julia Gwynn was part of Germany’s solid defense (Nick Potts/PA)

Always present in the German national team, Gwynn started every game at full back this summer but also worked well on the wing in attack.

With the exception of an unfortunate own goal by goalkeeper Merle Fromes against France, Germany have yet to lose to any other team in the tournament and Gwynn has been a key part of their solid defence.