Women's World Cup in Live Ticker: Germany vs. Nigeria
Women's World Cup: Germany - Nigeria in live ticker: fight for the quarter-finals
After a sovereign group stage with three wins and no conceding goal, the German national football team of women in the round of the last sixteen of the World Cup meets Nigeria. The DFB team has fond memories of the "Super Falcons".
Germany - Nigeria (5.30 pm)
Germany: Schult, Gwinn, Doorsun, Hegering, Schweers - Huth, Leupolz, Magull, Dabritz - Schüller, Popp
Nigeria: Nnadozie - Okeke, Ebi, Nwabuoku, Ohale - Ordega, Ayinde, Okobi, Canoe - Ihezuo, Oparanozie
16:23: The players have just arrived in the stadium! In a good hour you can start!
16:20: The formation of the DFB team is known. Dzsenifer Marozsan is not in the starting eleven.
16:10: Good starting position for our women! All of the top favorites (USA, France, Norway, Australia, England and Brazil) are in the other half of the tournament and are knocking each other out until the finals. Germany would face Sweden / Canada (quarter-finals) and Italy / China / Holland / Japan (semi-finals) on the way to the finals.
Trouble with Nigeria
16.07 clock: huge trouble in Nigeria! As a group knight, the Africans have been waiting since Monday to see if they can progress and against whom they play in the second round. Only yesterday, Friday, the selection was able to travel to Grenoble and prepare for Germany as an opponent.
"If it had hit us, we would not find that great," said DFB coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg.
Popp celebrates its anniversary
16.00 clock: For captain Alexandra Popp the World Cup round of 16 of the German women's national team against Nigeria is a very special game: For the 100th time she runs at the game on Saturday in Grenoble (for the DFB-Elf.
"When I consider that I played my first international match in 2010, everything went very fast," said the 28-year-old offensive player from VfL Wolfsburg in an interview published on the DFB homepage. "It makes me proud to be one of the football players with 100 international matches."
Her first international match she played in Duisburg against North Korea in February 2010. The best memories she has the finals of the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio: "To have won the game in the end and to get the gold medal was a great experience first title with the senior national team was. " The most painful game was the quarter-final against Japan at the 2011 World Cup. "At that time, a dream really broke," she said.
In the current tournament in France, the German team had fought well. Eighth-final opponents Nigeria are "very tough and tough in the two-man lead", but have problems on the defensive and are not so ordered. "If we manage to play in these rooms and act out in front of the goal, we will decide the game for us."
16.30 o'clock: The FIFA World Cup knockout round tie against Nigeria in France is a very special kind of déjà vu for many German women's footballers. Hardly any team evokes such positive memories of captain Alexandra Popp and ten of her teammates as the African champion before the duel on Saturday in Grenoble.
"We know that there's a chunk waiting for us," Martina Voss-Tecklenburg said. But the national coach is also self-confident: "We want to take the next step and look forward to an exciting round of the last sixteen, which of course we want to win."
On August 1, 2010, Nigeria's offspring and the German juniors faced each other in the final of the U20 World Cup in Bielefeld. Popp and Co. won 2-0 (1-0) and celebrated in front of 24 633 fans their first major title together. Four years later at the U20 World Cup in Canada, history repeated itself. In Sara Däbritz, Lina Magull and Linda Dallmann came three World Cup players in a 1-0 success in the final after extra time to use. Goalkeeper Merle Frohms also belonged to the squad.
In addition to Popp, who led the 2010 World Cup triumph with their opening goal in the 8th minute, were nine years ago, the injured Dzsenifer Marozsan, goalkeeper Almuth Schult, Svenja Huth and Marina Hegering in the starting eleven. Turid Knaak came on as substitute goalkeeper Laura Benkarth belonged to the success team of long-time DFB coach Maren Meinert.
The playing style of the "Super Falcons" has changed little for years. Although the Swedish coach Thomas Dennerby is more for technical football, lives the world ranking 38. like most African teams, mostly from combat and aggressive duels. "African teams are always hard to play, have a good mentality, a lot of speed and physical presence," said Voss-Tecklenburg.
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