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13 July
4:2 (2:1)
  • Svenja HUTH (2')
  • Alexandra POPP (16', 53')
  • Marina HEGERING (57')
  • Carolina VENEGAS (45'+1)
  • Katherine ALVARADO (72' PEN)

Referee HONG Eun Ah (KOR)

Summary

Popp scores twice as Germany get lift-off

Popp scores twice as Germany get lift-off

Host nation Germany got their FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2010 campaign off to a winning start with a 4-2 victory over Costa Rica who were making their debut appearance in the competition. Maren Meinert's team, who are expected to pose a formidable challenge at their own event, had the bonus of a goal right at the start of the Group A contest to delight their fans who made up the majority of the ...

Highlights

Line-up

GER
CRC
Substitute(s)
Coaches
Maren MEINERT (GER)
(CRC) Randall CHACON
Officials
  • Referee: HONG Eun Ah (KOR)
  • Assistant Referee 1: KIM Kyoung Min (KOR)
  • Assistant Referee 2: LEE Seul Gi (KOR)
  • Fourth official: Mercy TAGOE (GHA)

Photos

  • The team of Costa Rica celebrates before the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup Group A match between Germany and Costa Rica
  • Alexandra Popp (R) of Germany reacts during the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup Group A match between Germany and Costa Rica
  • Priscilla Tapia of Costa Rica gives advise during the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup Group A match between Germany and Costa Rica
  • Franz Beckenbauer (2f.R), chairman of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Committee with Steffi Jones (2f.L), chairman of the Local Organising Committee, Marina Hegering of Germany (L), Katherine Alvarado (R) of Costa Rica and the mascot pose
  • Steffi Jones (L), chairman of the Local Organising Committee poses with the mascot
  • Alexandra Popp (L) of Germany celebrates scoring the second goal with Marina Hegering (R) during the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup Group A match between Germany and Costa Rica
  • Franz Beckenbauer (R), chairman of the FIFA U-20 and U-17 Women's World Cup Committee and Steffi Jones (L), chairman of the Local Organising Committee speak during the opening ceremony before the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup Group A match
  • Svenja Huth (L) of Germany celebrates after scoring their first goal during the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup Group A match between Germany and Costa Rica
  • BOCHUM, GERMANY - JULY 13:    Alexandra Popp (L) and Kim Kulig (R) of Germany fight for the ball with Raquel Rodriguez Cedeno (C) of Costa Rica during the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup Group A match between Germany and Costa Rica

Quotes

"Taking the game as a whole, we should have won by a bigger margin. But we’ve taken the three points, and that’s what matters," Maren Meinert, Germany coach.

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    STATISTICS
    GermanyStatisticsCosta Rica
    26Shots7
    8Corner kicks0
    1Yellow cards5
    0Second yellow card and red card0
    1Red Cards0
    56%Possession (%)44%