Successful She-Wolves

A number of VfL players celebrated wins with their national teams.

After several intensive weeks packed with FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga and UEFA Women’s Champions League fixtures, 12 VfL Wolfsburg women have been on duty with their national teams over the past few days in the second international break of the season. And they were thoroughly successful too; eight wins from eight games, including seven in qualifying for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in 2023.

Goal fest against Israel

Germany faced a qualifying double-header against Israel, recording one narrow win and one by a much bigger margin. In Petah Tikva they earned a 1-0 triumph thanks to a goal from VfL’s very own Svenja Huth, who led the team out as captain. Germany emerged 7-0 victors in the return fixture on home soil, with Felicitas Rauch and Tabea Waßmuth among the scorers.

Hat-trick for Roord

The Netherlands cruised to an 8-0 win in Cyprus at the start of the international break, with VfL attacker Jill Roord hitting a hat-trick and clubmate Joelle Smits scoring the team’s seventh goal. Roord was in the starting line-up again in the team’s next game, a 2-0 success in Belarus.

Scandinavian leaders

Sofie Svava and Rebecka Blomqvist are both top of their respective qualifying groups with Denmark and Sweden. The Danes overpowered Bosnia and Herzegovina 8-0 and followed that up with a 5-1 triumph over Montenegro in Podgorica. VfL’s Svava started both games and the 21-year-old put her side 3-0 up in the second game.

Sweden only had one competitive game in this international break, a 1-0 win over Republic of Ireland in Dublin last Thursday. They also overcame Scotland 2-0 in a friendly, a match in which Blomqvist was taken off in the 88th minute.