Women's World Cup - And the opponent is called Nigeria - Sport
- On Saturday, the DFB footballers compete in the World Cup knockout round.
- The opponent is now determined: It is Nigeria.
In the last sixteen of the World Cup in France, the team of national coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg meets Nigeria - and not on fellow favorite Brazil. Only late on Thursday evening the opponent was determined, after a Zitterpartie, which could easily have also end differently.
Chile needed a victory against Thailand with a three-goal difference to drive Nigeria out of the knockout round. In the 2-0 (0-0), the South Americans also hit the bar three times, once in a penalty kick in the 86th minute.
Due to the complicated mode would have been in a Chilean victory with three goals difference Brazil the German opponent. Now Germany plays on Saturday (17.30 clock / ZDF and DAZN) in Grenoble against Nigeria. All seven previous duels won the two-time world champion.
Brazil are third in Group C with hosts France. Top-favorite USA plays after the 2-0 (1-0) against Sweden, the third victory in the third game (18-0 goals) against Spain. The Swedes meet Canada. The remainder of the round of the top 16 teams will be played by the Netherlands and Japan, Norway and Australia, Italy and China, as well as England and Cameroon.
US players set a record
The three-time World Champion USA set a record for a World Cup preliminary round with 18 goals scored. Against Sweden, Lindsey met Michelle Horan (4th) and Tobin Heath (50th). Previously, the defending champion won against Thailand 13: 0 (World Cup record) and with a B-Elf against Chile 3-0. On Thursday afternoon Cameroon had reached the last 16 by a last minute win. The Africans won their final game against New Zealand 2: 1 (0: 0) and stand with three points for the second consecutive time in the knockout round. Group winner was the Netherlands by a 2-1 (0-0) against Canada.
In Montpellier Cameroon scored the goals on both sides. First Ajara Nchout (57.) put the Africans on the road to victory, then Aurelle Awona (80) made an own goal. In extra time saved Nchout (90 + 5) the Cameroonian women. Anouk Dekker's (54th) Dutch lead in Reims equalized Canada's captain Christine Sinclair (60 '). Substitute Lineth Beerensteyn of Bayern München scored the victory for Oranje (75.).