German Giulia Gwinn, the injured Bayern Munich midfielder, is the main absentee from the pre-list announced on Wednesday by coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg for the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand (July 20-August 20). The group of 28 players, around captain Alexandra Popp (127 selections), includes 20 of the 23 actresses present at Euro 2022, lost in the final against England (2-1 after extra time).

Gwinn, indisputable holder with already 32 caps at 23, is currently nursing a knee injury and will not be back in time for the World Cup, regretted Voss-Tecklenburg. The emblematic goalkeeper Almuth Schult, pregnant, will not be in the workforce of the double world champions (2003, 2007).

Wolfsburg, Champions League finalist on June 3 against Barcelona, ​​provides the largest contingent with 10 players including Popp, ahead of Eintracht Frankfurt (6) and Bayern (5), who have just won the Bundesliga. The list should be reduced by the end of June to 23 players for the competition, where Germany will play in Group H with Morocco, Colombia and South Korea.