Women's World Cup: Why the final for the DFB-Elf is within reach
The DFB women beat Nigeria and draw without conceding in the quarterfinals. The final could already be close enough to touch, as the team of Martina Voss-Tecklenburg in terms of game plan has extreme luck.
Giant joy in the German national football team of women. After a comfortable victory against Nigeria (3-0), the team of Martina Voss-Tecklenburg in the quarterfinals of the World Cup in France - and the journey could not be over long.
Because: The game plan favors the Germans clearly. In the quarter-finals, the DFB-Elf gets to deal with either Canada or Sweden. Since 2000, the Scandinavians have lost every major game against Germany. Canada, too, has not had a good experience with the DFB team and has beaten the DFB team in the last three games, including in the 2016 semi-finals.
Top competitors on other branch
In the semifinals you would probably hit Holland - but the Dutch have not even won against Germany in the last 18 years. In the other semi-final candidates (China, Italy and Japan), the DFB-Elf should be even bigger favorite.
The luck of the team of Voss-Tecklenburg: All the top competitors on the title (USA, Brazil, France, Norway, Australia and England) are on the other tournament branch - and could meet with Germany at the earliest in the final.
In addition, the DFB women are in top form. Four wins from four matches and that without conceding - the team of Voss-Tecklenburg presented to date in an exceptional form. The still battered playmaker Dzsenifer Marozsan should also return to the quarter-finals. The signs of a long journey in France are exceptionally good for the DFB women.