Courtesy of DHB
Germany have announced the squad that will compete for the Sentinel Homes Hockey World League Final in Auckland, New Zealand between 16-26 November 2017.
New National Coach Xavier Reckinger has selected 11 players who played in the EuroHockey Championship in August as well as including eleven who also finished as runners up at the Hockey World League Semi-Final in Johannesburg earlier this year.
"We want to go as far as possible in the Final. I am confident that we can achieve a good result with this team."
Germany Head Coach, Xavier Reckinger
Speaking of the announcement, Rckinger said: "I already accompanied the team this summer and got a good idea of which players we can use to achieve the best possible result in New Zealand."
He continued: "I've decided on a squad that has some very experienced players, but also some who should gain experience and match practice at the highest international level in this last major tournament before the 2018 World Cup."
Speaking about their goals, he said: "We do not go to Auckland just to develop the team. Whilst that's important, of course we want to go as far as possible in the Final. I am confident that we can achieve a good result with this team."
Lisa Altenburg and Annika Sprink will return to the squad. Altenburg had missed the EuroHockey Championships in the Netherlands through injury. Sprink has now fought back into team selection after a cruciate ligament rupture, which she had incurred in the Rio 2016 Olympic Semi-Finals. On the other hand, midfielders Jana Teschke and Pia Oldhafer are out of action due to injuries.
In the Pool stages, Germany will face England, defnding World League champions Argentina and China.