- Alexandra POPP (8')
- Osinachi OHALE (90'+2 OG)
Referee Carol Anne CHENARD (CAN)
Maren Meinert, Germany coach
We won the match and that's the most important thing. It was very nice to play in front of the home crowd and our dream came true to win the final. In the last year we did not have the best results so during this tournament we always had the dream to improve and play better and after the group stage I was sure we could do it and we did. The one-to-one marking of Nigeria was not very pleasant to play against and after 15 minutes we forgot to keep running. By the way Nigeria played you could see how they reached the final and they made it a tough piece of work for us today. As for the senior team and next year's World Cup, I hope lots of these players can step up. It's their responsibility to keep on working hard and I hope they make it.
Ndem Egan, Nigeria coach
Normally when you go to a war front, there has to be a loser and a winner. The game has ended this way and we accept it. We are very pleased that we werem't pushovers and we hope to do something better in the next competition. The early goal was really a setback for us because we had not settled and there was a lack of concentration. They were alert because we had given them instructions but it happened and we have to accept it. Again today we have not utilised our opportunities. If you don't take your chances there is more pressure on your defence and if it is not strong enough it will collapse. If we had accepted 50 percent of our chances we would have scored a lot more goals in this competition.
Alexandra Popp, Germany's adidas Golden Shoe and Golden Ball winner
This is the best day of my career so far and it will take me some time to realise what has happened today and during the tournament. As for the World Cup next year, I have to improve my skills to take part. Was it tiring to go up three times to receive my awards? No, it was an honour for me and I enjoyed it. I don't really have too much time to do anything with the trophies because after two days I am going on a tour with my club to Northern Ireland.