SC Freiburg’s Laura Benkarth and FFC Turbine Potsdam’s Johanna Elsig will have to miss the Germany women's national football team’s qualifier against the Czech Republic on Saturday in Halle (KO 16:15 CEST) and the following qualifier against Slovenia next Tuesday (KO 16:00 CEST). Benkarth picked up an injury to her left knee in Freiburg’s 3-0 win over Werder Bremen on Saturday, while Elsig is suffering from muscular problems. Head coach Horst Hrubesch has called up FFC Turbine Potsdam goalkeeper Lisa Schmitz. There are now 22 players in the squad.
The Germany women meet today (Tuesday 3rd March) in Leipzig to begin preparations for the two games.