Seven players on international duty – Nikolic misses out

Seven players in the Bayer 04 Women’s squad have been called up to their national teams and another is on standby – all are involved in European Championship qualifiers. Milena Nikolic had to drop out and now faces an operation on Wednesday...

The last international break was six months ago – UEFA postponed the 2021 European Championships in England by a year in April due to the coronavirus pandemic. The tournament will now be held from 7 July to 1 August 2022.

Henrietta Csiszár, Dóra Zeller and Lilla Turanyi want to take the next step towards qualification with Hungary against Sweden on 17 September and Latvia on 22 September. Also in Group F, Sandra Maria Jessen with Iceland is set to play against Latvia (17 September); Sweden provide the second opposition in this international break on 22 September.

Summer signing Sylwia Matysik plays the Czech Republic twice with Poland (18 and 22 September). Ivana Rudelic is with the Croatian national team for the games against Switzerland (18 September) and Romania (22 September). Austria’s Viktoria Pinther has just one international fixture coming up: Against Kazakhstan on 22 September. Lara Marti is on standby for Switzerland. The Swiss meet Croatia and Belgium (18 and 22 September).

Nikolic breaks finger

Milena Nikolic had to drop out from international duty with Bosnia-Herzegovina due to injury. The 28-year-old broke a finger in a challenge in Friday night’s Bundesliga game against MSV Duisburg (2-0) and now undergoes an operation on Wednesday.

Friendly against Germany U19s

The Werkself Women left behind in Leverkusen have a game this week: A friendly against the Germany Women’s U19 team has been arranged for Saturday, 19 September. The match will be played behind closed doors.


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