Women's Euros: Popp out of final after suffering muscular injury

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Germany captain Alexandra Popp had to be withdrawn from the starting XI for Sunday's Euro 2022 final after suffering a muscular injury prior to the clash with hosts England.

Popp went into the final as joint-top goalscorer in the tournament with six (with England's Beth Mead).

She was aiming to become just the second player to score in every match from the group stages to the final at a single edition of a European Championship (men's and women's), after Michel Platini in 1984.

However, she was denied a chance to do so and was replaced by Lea Schuller in the starting line-up, while Svenja Huth took over as captain.

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