Silvia Neid has named her squad for the 2016 Rio Olympics and Arsenal’s Josephine Henning has been selected in the 18 strong players squad.
The German centre back has been a regular for her country despite a troubled 2014/15 season truncated by multiple injuries. She will wear the shirt number 2.
She is a classy, calm and collected experienced defender with many medals for club and country, so it is not a surprise to see her called up for the tournament.
Germany are placed in Group F and will play Zimbabwe in their opening group game on 3rd August. They will then meet a strong outsider in Australia on 6th August and play their final group game on 9th August against the 2012 bronze medal winners, Canada.
A potential quarter-final against France or the USA will be played four days later and then semi-finals and a potential gold medal game. Both games will be played at a three-day interval, making it a hard physical tournament.
Group E comprises Brazil, China, South Africa and Sweden, while Group G will feature Colombia, France, New Zealand and the USA.
The German Women squad is as follows:
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Teams can also select four players who can be called up during the tournament if a player is injured and cannot play any more due to the initial small squad size.