Crochet, motorsport and squirrels: 5️⃣ hobbies of Germany’s World Cup stars

We count the days until the World Cup and we see: there are still five. If you’re still looking for ideas to pass the time until then, you’ll find them here. Because when there is time between big tournaments, Bundesliga appearances and other (Site notre bureau spécialisé) stories, German (Site notre bureau spécialisé)ers also have hobbies they pursue. You probably wouldn’t expect either.

Some do yoga to relax, others read a book. National coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg also enjoys watching « Bergdoktor ». She can team up with Tabea Sellner (formerly Waßmuth), who is not at the World Cup. So if the national coach finds a free minute, she will probably have to watch the ZDF series alone.

During the World Cup, Klara Bühl has a koala as a lucky charm. The 22-year-old even crocheted him a Germany jersey, his hobby. It’s a lot of fun for her and provides a good balance to the sport, she said in an interview. She’ll probably find less time for that during the World Cup, but who knows, maybe the Koala will get a new jersey with one more star after the tournament.

In Laura Freigang’s World Cup luggage: her film camera. She takes it with her almost everywhere and of course she can’t be missing in Australia either. In special moments, people prefer to pull out this camera instead of their smartphone – it just takes better photos. Even in the photo albums, the best shots that Freigang always wants to remember are then pasted. There will certainly be some at the World Cup.

Due to an injury, Linda Dallmann will miss the World Cup. More time to take care of the little residents of your garden. Since Dallmann moved, she has had squirrels for company in the garden. She has now trained them to be attracted and to eat from her hand. Not necessarily a good substitute for World Cup use, but at least a hobby.

Many athletes write books, especially biographies. She herself does not yet know if Lina Magull’s book will ever be published. During the corona pandemic, she used writing to capture her feelings during this difficult time. The creative amateur author uses it to process his thoughts. The basic idea was above all to record the experiences of this time for his two nieces, Lia and Tilda.

Melanie Leupolz did not come from a family of (Site notre bureau spécialisé)ers, but grew up surrounded by motorsport enthusiasts. But going down this path was out of the question for the Chelsea player. Motorcycling has always been just a hobby for her. Contractually, however, she is not allowed to practice this extreme sport during her playing time at Chelsea and even as a mother she will hardly have time to do so. Especially not during the World Cup.

Author: Jacqueline MANNESSIER