Sep. 30, 2007

Germany's women's soccer team sets records

Germany women's soccer team defended their World Cup title with a 2-0 victory over Brazil today and are thus the first team to defend their title. But that's not the only record they broke.

Germany is the first team to go through a major senior tournament without yielding a goal, outscoring the opposition 21-0. in addition, they have not given up a goal in 619 minutes in World Cup play (the last goal was scored four years ago by Sweden).

Pretty impressive team effort, with a great German goalie, Nadine Angerer, who tipped away a penalty shot by Brazilian superstar Marta. Again, the women's team is even more successful than the men's national team who won bronze in last years world cup in Germany. Let's just hope that they'll receive the attention they deserve and that the media will pick up on their success and increase their coverage of the women's league. It's way past time to do so!

Earlier today, the USA beat Norway 4-1 in the bronze medal game.

2 comments:

LuckyLab said...

Congrats to the German side. I missed the end of the game due to the LIVESTRONG Challenge Portland. I did enjoy the rain though. :)

Henrike said...

It really was a good game- I spent almost all of yesterday in front of the TV, watching soccer, cycling and of course the Pack-Vikings game - due to heavy rain and thunderstorms here in Germany- guess we have something in common;-) But participating in the LSChallenge really was so much more important- thank you for making the effort!