Freitag, 30. Oktober 2009
Donnerstag, 29. Oktober 2009
The German side was the better team. But they missed too many goal opportunities and got punished by Abby Wambach. But that’s the game.
The European Champion dominated the game, especially at the beginning against the very fit looking US National team. Germany’s wing players put a lot of pressure on the US Defence. Coach Silvia Neid‘s team had a lot of goal opportunities but didn’t finish accurate enough. The crowd (28.367 – sold out) saw a good first half by the German side in the Augsburger Impuls Arena.
But Abby Wambach scored out of nowhere the 0:1 lead for the girls from the USA. Germans goalie Nadine Angerer didn’t look too good. After the goal, Germany kept attacking. But the American side adapted to the German game. They even had a chance in the 76. Minute by Wambach. But she got pushed from behind, but the referee from Hungary didn’t call a penalty. The European Champion lost their strength and the US side finished confident.
It was a good game with a lot of speed. The German crowd was very happy about the performance of both teams.
Freitag, 23. Oktober 2009
The US national team and the team from Germany can book their flights and hotels for the World Cup 2010 in South Africa.
The US team finished on the top of their group with 20 points ahead of mexico (19 points). The teams from the USA, Mexico and Honduras can go straight to South Africa. Costa Rica will face Uruguay for the last ticket to the World cup 2010.
The German team won their group. Coach Jogi Löw teams dominated their group and beat hardest rival Russia twice.Russia will play Slovakia for the ticket to South Africa.
Donnerstag, 8. Oktober 2009
DFB Coach Horst Hrubesch was in a difficult situation after he recieved 26 player cancelations. FIFA's timing for the U-20 World Cup in Egypt was a bit unlucky. The season in Germany and the rest of Europe already started and most of the Clubs didn't give their players the permission to play for their country. But Coach Hrubesch nominated the right players. The successful story of the DFB (Deutsche Fußball Verband) in youth soccer continues. The Team of "Newcomers" played a great tournament so far. They finished first in their group infront of the USA, South Korea and Cameroon. Yesteday, the team won with a great effort the eighth final game against Nigeria. In the 64 Minute, Germans Kempe saw with no reason the red card. The German team turned around a 1:2 deficit and won the game with 3:2. Bayern Munichs Kopplin was man of the match with two goals and one assist. Germany will face Brazil in the quarter finale.