DFB women meet in the quarterfinals on Sweden - Sport
- The German national football team meets in the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup on Saturday (18.30 clock) in the French city of Rennes on Sweden.
- The Scandinavians beat Canada 1-0 (0-0) on Monday night.
- Reigning champions USA also reached the quarter-finals thanks to two penalties with a 2-1 (1-1) victory in Reims against Spain.
The German national women's team will face Sweden in the Quarterfinals of the Football World Cup next Saturday (18.30) in Rennes. The three-crown team sat down on Monday night in Paris 1-0 (0-0) against Canada.
The winner for the team of coach Peter Gerhardsson scored in a moderate round of 16 final Stina Blackstenius in the 55th minute. Sweden goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl prevented a possible extra time when she parried a Janine Beckie (69.) hand penalty.
The Swedes had always been a favorite opponent of the DFB selection in recent years. The Germans won at international tournaments almost all decisive duels against the Scandinavians. Most recently, both teams faced each other in the friendly match on April 6, while Germany beat Solna 2-1 in Sweden. Also in the Olympic final of Rio 2016 Sweden had lost to the DFB selection.
Defending champions USA also reached the quarter-finals thanks to two penalties with a 2-1 (1-1) victory in Reims against Spain. In the round of the last eight, the Americans meet on Friday (21.00 clock) in the Paris Prinzenpark on host France. The game could be a temporary highlight of this World Cup.
In a lively game, US captain Megan Rapinoe (7th and 75th minute) converted both penalties. Meanwhile, Jennifer Hermoso (9th) equalized for Spain. "This is just the World Cup level, we said during the game that we have to go one level, each of us is playing for their lives," Rapinoe told Fox Sports after the show.