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Own goal sends USA to final

A Bianca Schmidt own goal at Chile 2008 was enough to see the USA past Germany in a frantic semi-final. USA now meet Korea DPR in the final.

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Line-up

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8
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11
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11
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18

Substitute(s)

18
12
21
21
2
2
4
10
5
13
7
15
9
17
10
19
12
20
6

Coaches

Tony DiCICCO (USA)
(GER) Maren MEINERT

Officials

Referee: Sachiko YAMAGISHI (JPN)Assistant Referee 1: Allyson FLYNN (AUS)Assistant Referee 2: Airlie KEEN (AUS)Fourth official: Jacqui MELKSHAM (AUS)

Statistics

11Shots12
11Corner kicks5
1Yellow cards0
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
52%Possession (%)48%
  • Germany's Nicole Banecki runs with the ball
  • The teams of Germany and USA show a 'Say no to racism' banner ahead of their semifinal match at the FIFA Under 20 Women's World Cup Chile 2008
  • USA Sydney Leroux and Christine Nairn
  • Germany's keeper Alisa Vetterlein and U.S. keeper Alyssa Naeher shake hands
  • USA players Washington and Marshall
  • The U.S. players celebrate
"It was tough out there - Germany are a very good team. We really defended well in the second half and that's something to be very proud of," Tony DiCicco, USA coach.