Comeback after four years

VfL’s Joelle Wedemeyer is back in the German national team.

Joelle Wedemeyer has one international cap to her name – and that dates back over four years ago to June 2018, when the VfL Women defender made her debut in a 3-2 friendly win in Canada. Now the 26-year-old is travelling to North America again with the Germany squad, after being selected by coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg for the two matches against record World Cup winners USA on 11 and 13 November. Wedemeyer is joined in the 26-player squad by eight of her She-Wolves teammates: Jule Brand, Merle Frohms, Kathrin Hendrich, Svenja Huth, Lena Lattwein, Lena Oberdorf, Alexandra Popp and Felicitas Rauch.

“Reward for consistent performances”

“I’m very pleased for Joelle that she’s been called up for Germany’s internationals against USA,” said VfL head coach Tommy Stroot. “The return to the fold is a reward for her consistent performances at a high level. She’s proven in recent years that she’s among the best German defenders, so this call-up is both deserved and logical.”