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UEFA Women's EURO 2022: How to pronounce the finalists' names correctly

Embrace the spirit of the final tournament with our phonetic guide to how to say all the trickiest player names.

England skipper Leah Williamson gives Lauren Hemp a few pointers
England skipper Leah Williamson gives Lauren Hemp a few pointers UEFA via Getty Images

UEFA.com's ongoing mission to ensure that the world's football fans get the players' names right keeps rolling into the UEFA Women's EURO 2022 semi-finals.

We have selected some of the trickiest names that do not quite sound the way they look in English. Be brave: read them aloud!

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Most English speakers will be familiar with the surnames, but these two may need a tiny bit of clarification.

Mary Earps – Urps
Beth Mead – Meed


Zara Dare-brits
Zara Dare-britsUEFA via Getty Images

The umlauts can put the frighteners on English speakers, but aside from the letter 'w', the sounds in both languages are quite similar. The German pronunciation of the name 'Sarah' is not quite the same as its English counterpart.

Klara Bühl – Bool
Sara Däbritz – Zara Dare-brits
Sara Doorsoun – Zara Dawson
Laura Freigang – Fry-gang
Merle Frohms – Froems
Svenja Huth – Hoot
Sophia Kleinherne – Clyne-hair-nuh
Lena Lattwein – Lat-vine
Felicitas Rauch – Rowch
Lea Schüller – Shooler
Tabea Wassmuth – Vass-moot

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