Friday 24 May 2019
News ID: 66010
Publish Date: 15 May 2019 - 21:14
BERLIN  (Reuters) - Germany are targeting a return to the world's elite at the Women's World Cup next month after a string of disappointing results for the two-times champions in recent years.
The Germans won the World Cup in 2003 and 2007 but were eliminated in the quarter-finals in 2011 and finished fourth in 2015, and the fans' passion for women's football appears to have waned.
A shock quarter-final exit at the 2017 European Championship, an abysmal performance at the invitational SheBelieves Cup and a poor start to their World Cup qualifying campaign led to coach Steffi Jones being sacked last year.
Former Germany international and youth coach Horst Hrubesch took over on an interim basis to secure World Cup qualification, and after restoring order with seven wins and a draw from his eight games, handed the reins over to Martina Voss-Tecklenburg.




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