As an American, I dont get to see Germany play much. But I did see Alexandra Popp terrorize France in the 2022 Euro… and that got me thinking:
Havent I heard this name Popp before? Wasnt she the one who put that rough tackle in on Rapinoe back in the 2015 World Cup?
The stakes were high for the German women because the German men had won the World Cup in 2014 and they wanted to make it a double.
But anyway, it does appear that I was not having a senior moment. Just before the close of the first half you see Alexandra Popp put an unnecessarily rough tackle in on Rapinoe.
Not sure what motivated it, but it’s not out of character for the German women’s team, who committed 20 more fouls that any other team in the Euros this year.