Amidst a chaotic day on the Girls’s World Cup, few outcomes have been extra shocking than Colombia’s 2-1 victory over Germany. Each groups gained their first group match, which means a win in Sydney would see them firmly answerable for Group E. Whereas Colombia, ranked No. 25 on the planet, is likely one of the finest groups in South America and has been knocked out in second place. -0 win over South Korea, it was laborious to think about them coming off a win towards the No. 2 crew on the planet.
Nonetheless, that is precisely what occurred. Colombia took the lead within the 52nd minute because of 18-year-old star Linda Caicedo. The South American protection held agency till the ultimate moments of regular time. Catalina Perez missed a expensive penalty within the 89th minute. With Alexandra Pope changing, it seemed like a historic second had been snatched from Colombia on the final doable second. Nonetheless, seven minutes into damage time, Manuela Vanegas linked with a Leicy Santos cross to offer Las Cafeteras their greatest win ever.
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Colombia’s win arrange an ideal last day
Group H can be selected August 3 when Colombia faces Morocco and Germany faces South Korea. Colombia have virtually certified for the Spherical of 16 and it could take them to overlook 4 targets to fail to qualify. Nonetheless, Morocco’s historic 1-0 win over South Korea made the group very thrilling. The match towards South Korea is now a must-win match for Germany. They’re stage on factors with Morocco however are far forward on objective distinction. Nonetheless, it means nothing if they can’t overcome the ailing South Koreans and Morocco is ready to discover a well past Colombia. In all chance, Colombia will win the group and Germany will end second. Nonetheless, at the moment’s outcomes clearly present that something is feasible on this event.
Elsewhere, hosts New Zealand exited the event after the worst doable luck. They tied 0-0 with Switzerland, and completed the group stage with 4 factors and a objective distinction of zero. They wanted Norway to beat the Philippines 1-0 to advance to the subsequent spherical. As a substitute, the Norwegians, who seemed like they’d stored to themselves in all tournaments, beat the Asian representatives 6-0 to vault New Zealand into second place within the group.