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Chelsea star Ann-Katrin Berger beat cancer twice – now she's heading to the World Cup and could face her Lioness partner | The Sun
NOT many players can say that they've represented their country at a World Cup.
Even fewer can say that they've done so off the back of a double-winning season.
But only one will be able to say that they've done all of the above after beating cancer… twice.
Chelsea goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger has enjoyed some of the highest of highs throughout her playing career, but she has also had to endure some terrible lows.
In November 2017, just over one year into her spell with Birmingham City, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
Despite her devastating diagnosis, Berger was determined to continue playing football.
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She even earned a spot in the PFA Team of the Year at the end of the 2017-18 campaign, just two months after recovering.
And the following year, she made a huge move to Women's Super League giants Chelsea.
Career-wise, the 32-year-old is at the top of her game, having won four WSL titles, three FA Cups and two Continental Cups with the Blues.
Berger's incredible form saw her earn a place in Germany's Euro 2022 squad last summer, but her immense joy – after being called up for her first major tournament – was marred when she found out that her cancer had returned following four years in remission.
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