5 Germany players to watch in the Euro 2022 final against England

Germany have a chance to win their ninth European Championship title when they take on England in the Euro 2022 final.

After finishing top of Group B, Martina Voss-Tecklenburg’s team beat Austria in the quarter-finals and France in the semi-finals to face the hosts at Wembley.

Here, the PA news agency takes a look at five key Germany players to watch against England on Sunday.

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Popp has overcome previous Euro disappointment to become one of the standout players at Euro 2022 after missing the 2013 and 2017 tournaments due to injury, and the Wolfsburg striker has certainly made her mark.

He came off the bench to score Germany’s fourth goal in their first game against Denmark and has started every game since.

The 31-year-old is now challenging England’s Beth Mead for the Golden Boot, with both players level on six goals apiece.

Lena Oberdorf

Germany v France – UEFA Women's Euro 2022 – Semi-final – Stadium MK

Lena Oberdorf plays a larger role for Germany (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Oberdorf, 20, has earned praise for his mature performances throughout the tournament, playing in a deeper role in Germany’s midfield.

She is capable of picking off passes at the back but is also strong defensively and has made 20 successful tackles so far in the competition, more than any other player.

Svenja Huth

While her Wolfsburg team-mate Popp may make headlines with her goals, Huth has been another crucial part of Germany’s attacking line.

The 31-year-old has been essential to Germany’s creative play operating down the flank and showed the problems she can cause in the game against France on Wednesday, twice setting Popp up for the side to advance to the final.

Lina Magul

The Bayern Munich captain has wreaked havoc with defenses throughout the tournament, winning the ball well on the pitch and taking plenty of shots on goal.

Magull has also provided goals for Germany and is their second top scorer with two goals, scoring against Denmark in the group stage and Austria in the quarter-finals.

Julia Gwinn

Germany v France – UEFA Women's Euro 2022 – Semi-final – Stadium MK

Giulia Gwinn has been part of a solid Germany defense (Nick Potts/PA)

An ever-present in the Germany squad, Gwinn has started every match at full-back this summer, but has also worked well down the flank in attacking spells.

Aside from an unfortunate own goal by goalkeeper Merle Frohms against France, Germany have yet to concede another goal in the tournament and Gwinn has been a key part of their solid defence.