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26/06/2011
2:1 (2:0)
  • Kerstin GAREFREKES (10')
  • Celia OKOYINO DA MBABI (42')
  • Christine SINCLAIR (82')

Summary

Hosts off to winning start

Goals from Kerstin Garefrekes and Celia Okoyino Da Mbabi gave Germany a 2-1 win over Canada in Group A of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in front of 73,680 football fans at Berlin’s Olympiastadion.

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Line-up

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Substitute(s)

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15
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Coaches

Silvia NEID (GER)
(ITA) Carolina MORACE

Officials

Referee: Jacqui MELKSHAM (AUS)Assistant Referee 1: Allyson FLYNN (AUS)Assistant Referee 2: Sarah HO (AUS)Fourth official: Etsuko FUKANO (JPN)

Have Your Say

(Total comments 42)


Latest Comments:
Can12sc
27/07/2011 at 20:37
Can12sc (Canada)
Christine Sinclair, Karina Leblanc, Erin Mcleod you guys are my hero's forever !!!
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Can12sc
27/07/2011 at 20:33
Can12sc (Canada)
I love Christine Sinclair, Karina LeBlanc, and Erin Mcleod. The whole team is really good but there is something about these players that i really like. I hope one day I can play for team Canada.
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Soccer_12
29/06/2011 at 21:24
Soccer_12 (Canada)
Canada easily could have pulled off a win here. Great goal for Sinclair, she is my hero!
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Statistics

21Shots6
5Corner kicks6
2Yellow cards0
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
49%Possession (%)51%
  • Kim Kulig (L) of Germany and Kelly Parker (R) of Canada battle for the ball
  • Kerstin Garefrekes and Kim Kulig of Germany
  • Celia Okoyino Da Mbabi of Germany celebrates
  • Celia Okoyino da Mbabi of Germany celebrates with Melanie Behringer after scoring
  • Celia Okoyino da Mbabi of Germany celebrates
  • Celia Okoyino Da Mbabi of Germany (C) in action with Emily Zurrer (L), Sophie Schmidt (R) and Erin McLeod of Canada

"It was a crazy match. We didn't start at all well in the first half. We didn't combine, we played too many long balls and yet we scored two goals," Silvia Neid, Germany coach.