Germany captain ruled out of Euro 2022 final vs England just before kick-off
Germany Women’s captain Alexandra Popp has been forced to pull out of the starting XI for the Euro 2022 final against England after suffering an injury in the warm-up.
Popp suffered a muscular problem in the warm-up at Wembley and has been replaced by Lea Schuller.
The striker is considered Germany’s best player and is currently the joint top goalscorer of Euro 2022 alongside England’s Beth Mead.
She netted a brace in the semi-final victory over France to bring her international record to 59 goals in 119 caps.
Speaking on the BBC coverage of the game, England legend Alex Scott said: ‘That is going to hurt [Germany].
‘But from an England perspective you’ve got to keep focused. You haven’t won anything yet.
‘In all honesty I’m gutted for Alex Popp – the tournament she’s had to miss this occasion.’
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