Canada: EM final 2022: That is why a Gorilla DFB star Alexandra Popp presses the thumb

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Duisburg-that Germany's flagship footballer Alexandra Popp (31) is particularly well known.

Gorilla Boss © provided by TAG24 Gorilla Boss "Mapema" DFB star Alexandra Popp is particularly firm fingers crossed in the European Championship final against England on Sunday.

what few know: The 31-year-old captain of the DFB team has a special friend and fan in the Duisburg Zoo: Mapema, the magnificent head of the Gorilla family, won the heart of dog lover Popp in 2011.

at the time the Gevelsberger did an internship in the Duisburg Zoo and was also involved in the care and support of the great apes.

"Mapema is one of our character animals and absolute attractions. He apparently grabbed Ms. Popp emotionally very emotionally and was one of the reasons why she later trained as a zoo," said Zoo spokesman Christian Schreiner of the German Press Agency. Born

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1996, the Gorilla boss has lived in Duisburg since 2007 and has been causing several descendants since then. Mapema games - like Popp - also like with balls or searches for food that the zookeepers hid for him.

when the 20 -year -old player of FCR Duisburg was still at the beginning of her career. Everyone is currently talking about the captain because she led the German eleven with six tournament hits to the European Championship final against host England on Sunday (6 p.m./ARD) in the London Wembley Stadium.

and it shouldn't be surprised if Mapema Popp is keeping her fingers crossed on Sunday.

"A magnificent EM has ended: How is the women's football going now?" -The European Championship column by Julia Simic .
Julia Simic played a total of 186 Bundesliga games for FC Bayern, Turbine Potsdam, VfL Wolfsburg and SC Freiburg. The former German international was active for West Ham United in the FA Women's Soccer League and a year for AC Milan in Serie A. The 33-year-old works for the DFB as assistant co-trainer for the U17 juniors and works as a TV expert for DAZN, Sky and Magenta Sport.

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