The German national team qualified as first at the European Championship in 2017 for the World Championship in Argentina. Especially during challenging situations the girls performed well and were able to take home the essential victories over Poland and Bulgaria, even though their team's captain Pia Timmer was unable to play due to an injury and Emma Cyris was not fit yet. The German team can rely on some players with 1.90m and more of height. Uncommon, but definitely on purpose, because the German women's national team often lacks some physically strong players. With the WCH-qualification the team fullfilled itself a dream and is eager to compete against the strong competition from the other continents such as Australia, Korea or Cuba and to get to know their unique playing culture."It will be really interesting for our girls and therefore we want to optimally prepare ourselves for the different match types", says Tietböhl.