Germany hammered the Faroe Islands 8-0 away to seal their berth in June and July's finals in France. Interim coach Horst Hrubesch will now hand over the reins to Martina Voss-Tecklenburg.
German international footballer Alexandra Popp is a pivotal figure for both club and country. The 27-year-old spoke to DW about bogey team Lyon, the World Cup in 2019 and women's football in general.
Germany have been drawn in what could be a tricky Group B for the Women's World Cup. The tournament is to be held next June and July in France.
Having lost 3-2 at home against Iceland last October, Germany knew only they could get themselves out of the tricky spot they had put themselves in. But now a 2019 World Cup spot in France is closer than ever.
President Gianni Infantino said the "massive" increase sent "a very important message for women's football." But the global player's union was disappointed by the persistent and vast gap between men and women's pay.
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