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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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18
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12
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Substitute(s)

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21
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19

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)

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Statistics

21Shots6
5Corner kicks6
2Yellow cards0
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
49%Possession (%)51%
  • 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
  • Kerstin Garefrekes (C) of Germany fails to score over Erin McLeod (#18), goalkeeper of Canada
  • Kim Kulig (L) of Germany and Kelly Parker (R) of Canada battle for the ball

"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.

TeamMPGFGAPts
GER3739
FRA3746
NGA3123
CAN3170

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