World Cup qualifiers and Costa Daurada Trophy: Nine players on international duty

The final international break of the year is here – and nine Bayer 04 Women’s team players are on the road with their national teams. While seven are involved in World Cup qualifiers, two youngsters are heading to Spain to compete in the Costa Daurada Trophy.

Lara Marti and Irina Pando are in the Switzerland squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Italy and Lithuania. Switzerland currently lead their group with twelve points from four games and an impressive goal difference of 17 to one. Dina Blagojević is with Serbia for home and away encounters with Bulgaria; Sylwia Matysik and Poland face Kosovo and Belgium. And Poland are also in a good position ahead of the international break - they are second with eight points from four games.


Milena Nikolic with second to last Bosnia-Herzegovina can make up ground on Denmark and Malta as well as adding to the one point they have secured so far. The same applies to Lilla Turányi and Dóra Zeller with Hungary who could move up their group from one off bottom with a win against Ukraine.

The two youngsters Lisanne Gräwe and Julia Pollak are heading off to Spain; Sofie Zdebel is on standby. The Germany U20s are in Salou from 21 November to 1 December for the Costa Daurada Trophy. Germany play France, Spain and Mexico.

Upcoming internationals:

Lara Marti, Irina Pando – Switzerland
26.1: Italy vs Switzerland (World Cup qualifier)
30.11.: Lithuania vs Switzerland (World Cup qualifier)

Dina Blagojević – Serbia
25.11: Serbia vs Bulgaria (World Cup qualifier)
30.11: Bulgaria vs Serbia (World Cup qualifier)

Sylwia Matysik – Poland
25.11  Kosovo vs Poland (World Cup qualifier)
30.11: Belgium vs Poland (World Cup qualifier)

Milena Nikolic – Bosnia
25.11: Bosnia vs Denmark (World Cup qualifier)
30.11: Bosnia vs Malta (World Cup qualifier)

Lilla Turányi , Dóra Zeller – Hungary
30.11: Hungary vs Ukraine (World Cup qualifier)

Lisanne Gräwe, Julia Pollak – Germany U20s
26.11.: France vs. Germany (Costa Daurada Trophy)
28.11: Spain vs. Germany (Costa Daurada Trophy)
30.11: Germany vs. Mexico (Costa Daurada Trophy)

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