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German Women’s Soccer

German Women’s Team off to Flying Start at World Cup

TWIG - Defending World Champions Germany got off to a fantastic start in the Women's Soccer World Cup in China and racked up a World Cup Record in the process. Their win against Argentina on Monday September 10 was the highest win ever recorded at a Women’s World Cup.

The German women’s team, which won its first World Championship title in the US in 2003, never let any doubts about their status as one of the tournament favourites arise, as they set about putting pressure on the Argentinean defence straight from the start.

Playing in front of a crowd of 28,098, which included DFB (German football association) President Dr. Theo Zwanziger and FIFA President Joseph Blatter, the German team took only 12 minutes to open the scoring.

From then on the German team ran riot and helped themselves to goals. Three-time World Footballer of the Year Birgit Prinz was on target three times, meaning that the 29-year old takes her place in the record books as the German player to have scored the most World Cup goals (12, and counting).

"We knew how important an opening win would be, which we managed and are very happy about. Every time we won the ball we looked at our options deep and showed good play down the wings," said DFB coach Silvia Neid.

On Friday, September 14, England warded off the tough German offense and held the World Champions to a goalless draw. Germany remains Group A leader and needs only one point in its match against Japan on Monday, September 17 to advance to the quarterfinals.
Republished with permission from "The Week in Germany"


FIFA - the International Soccer Association

DFB - the German Football Association


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