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Hosts France wins thanks to penalties

The French team celebrated the second victory in the second World Cup home game. Against Norway, a penalty, given by a German referee, was a decisive one.

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+ Hosts earn thanks + Penalty +

France also won the second World Cup game. Wednesday's win won 2-1 (2-0) in Norway in Nice. Valerie Gauvin (46th minute) and Eugenie Le Sommer (72nd penalty shootout) scored for the guests. Wendie Renard's own goal (54) gave Norway the intermediate equalizer.

Under the direction of German referee Bibiana Steinhaus, 34,872 spectators saw a strong game in which France had a better chance. Lead fell immediately after the break. But the joy lasted only briefly: Renard pushed the ball almost no doubt into his own goal. However, the French kept pressure and came after a video shootout with a penalty in deserved victory.

+ Nigeria wins South Korea +

Nigeria took the opportunity to reach the last sixteen in the Women's World Cup in France. "Super Falcons" won their second team match with South Korea 2-0 (1: 0). In front of 11,255 spectators at the Stade des Alpes in Grenoble, Do-Yeon Kim himself (29) and Barcelona's Asisat Oshoala (75) strike defeated the defeat of the first Asian team to play for an African team. The South Koreans shouted in the 59th minute for Geum-Min Lee's supposed 1: 1, but due to an offside he did not take the hit.

+ The US starts with 13 goals in the World Cup +

The US defensive champion has impressively captured his favorite position in the Women's World Cup and started with a record win in the tournament in France. Alex Morgan's astronomical team made their opponents from Thailand on Tuesday night at Rems 13: 0 (3: 0) from. With the shooting film, the Americans have surpassed the DFB-Elf World Cup record, which began at the 2007 World Cup in China with 11-0 draw against Argentina. Eventually, Germany became a world champion.

Alex Morgan scored five goals against Thailand. (Source: imago images / Jan Huebner)Alex Morgan scored five goals against Thailand. (Source: Images by Jan Huebner / imago)

The cunning Morgan (12 minutes / 53/74/81/87) scored five goals. Rose Lavelle (20th / 56th) and Samantha Mewis (50th / 54th) scored two goals while the other goals scored by Lindsey Horan (32), Megan Rapinoe (79), Mallory Pugh (85) Lloyd ) against fully loaded Asian women. The 4-0 win by Mewis was the 800th goal in the Women's World Cup.

+ Error started: Sweden wins Chile +

Swedish women's footballers have been very difficult in the World Cup in France. Scandinavia's second winner in 2003 won 2-0 (0-0) Chile in the Group F original match on Tuesday in Rennes. Kosovare Asllani (83rd minute) and Madelen Janogy (90th + 4th) scored goals for the overall senior Swedes.

The Brittany duel had to be cut off in the 72th minute due to heavy rains for about 40 minutes before referee Lucila Venegas from Mexico whistled the game again.

Short victory: Danielle Van De Donk and her Dutch teammates have been disappointed for New Zealand for a long time. (Source: dpa / Francisco Seco)Short victory: Danielle Van De Donk and her Dutch teammates have been disappointed for New Zealand for a long time. (Source: Francisco Seco / dpa)

+ Last victory for the Netherlands +

European champions Holland have begun with a victory for the World Cup in France thanks to a last minute goal. Jill Roord (90. + 2), who moves from Bayern Munich to Arsenal, leads team coach Sarina Wiegman in the open play of Group E 1-0 (0-0) against the tough New Zealand alien. Olympian Olympic Champion Canada had defeated Cameroon 1-0 on Monday for the opening squad.

In an amazingly balanced match at Le Havre, Vivianne Miedema (60 ') lost a great opportunity for the Dutch side. Roord eventually broke the Oceanie Master Bar. Goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal had prevented New Zealand from leading a brilliant saving against Sarah Gregorius (52 ').

+ Japan has begun the opening of the World Cup +

Great disappointment for Japan, a successful start for Canada: At the Women's World Cup in France, the former world champion of Japan made a wrong start. Asian women, who had triumphed in the 2011 tournament in Germany and four years ago were also in the final, came to Paris against Argentina's foreigners not more than 0-0. The Canadians, Rio, third, won their opening match with Cameroon 1-0 (1: 0).

The Japanese lost every pleasure in playing in Paris and barely making significant gains. The biggest scoring opportunity was awarded by Yui Hasegawa (56). Argentina celebrated the third World Cup, the first victory point. Montpellier was given Kadeisha Buchanan (45th) the Canadians with their winning goal a successful match against Group E. The goalless star Christine Sinclair remained. The 35-year-old remains with 181 goals for the national team. Sinclair loses three goals to American Abby Wambach (184).

+ The first campaign of the Steinhaus World Cup on Wednesday +

Referee Bibiana Steinhaus (Langenhagen) receives his first World Cup 2nd prize in France. On Wednesday (starting at 9:00 pm at the live ticker of, the 40-year-old whistles the match between host France and Norway in Nice.

Steinhaus is supported by referee assistants Katrin Rafalski (Bad Zwesten) and Chrysoula Kroomylia (Greece). The fourth official is Riem Hussein (Bad Harzburg), who had given his World Cup debut as referee on Sunday in the duel between Brazil and Jamaica (3-0). As a video assistant he identified the FIFA world governing body and Berlin Felix Zwayer for the game.

+ Marozsan's attack loses education +

Behind the use of injured player Dzsenifer Marozsan in the second World Cup of German footballers on Wednesday (18 clock) against Spain is still a question mark. In group training on Monday Marozsan was missing, worked separately in the weight room instead.

"Dzseni will be again responsible today," assistant coach Patrik Grolimund previously told a press conference at the DFB Hotel in Lille on Monday Monday without giving further details on the diagnosis or type of anxiety.

Olympian Lyon, 27, winner of the Champions League lost a blow to Saturday's opening victory against China (1-0) but continued.

+ "We like to have the ball – but still goals" +

After the World Cup is before the European Championship, after the European Championship is before the World Cup and in China is ahead of Spain. Defender Kathrin Hendrich and assistant coach Patrick Grolimund replied to questions at the press conference two days before the important second team match against the Spaniards, who also defeated from the start.

"It was about licking the wounds as quickly as possible – and at the same time about starting regeneration measures – it's all about eating, drinking and, of course, sleeping, especially the latter was the focus," said the Swiss coach of the national coach after the game of China. And Hendrich also revealed: "There is no player who has no bruises – this was a World Cup match, it is clear that you will not go there without harm."

However, both Co and Hendrich quickly focused on the upcoming game against Spain. Objective: to reflect on their own strengths. "To be honest, I'm not a fan of being too busy with the opposition," said Hendrich, who has been able to play against China from the start and hopes for an initial bet against Spain. "It's important not to forget what you can do yourself, we have to let the ball go, play more patiently and try to impose the game style on the opponent." Grolimt added with a smile: "We like to have the ball – but even better goals."

+ Former goalkeeper with strong criticism: upheaval in the World Champion USA +

Her second appearance was perfectly positioned by Hope Solo. Shortly before the start of the title defense of American women's footballers on Tuesday against Thailand (at 21.00 hours at the live ticker at, she billed the defeated national goalkeeper as a BBC expert with former coach Jill Ellis.

"He is not a leader as I wish him," the 37-year-old fell on a podcast to the world champion coach: "She's too dependent on her assistants and can not handle the pressure." The latter is often dubbed "because the quality of the players is great."

In the office since 2014: Jill Ellis. (Source: imago images / Icon SMI)In the office since 2014: Jill Ellis. (Source: Icon images SMI / imago)

Solo, who holds the top spot in 2015 in the third triumph of the Ellis World Cup in Canada, has an open account with the 52-year-old and the federation. After the quarter-final K. a year later at the Olympics, the scandal-like nonsense called opponents from Sweden as "cowards." Shortly after, he was suspended from the American Union for half a year – and then he had never indicated.

By the way, but also played football. And there is no doubt: despite the noise of the environment, the world number one goes to the top finals in France as the top favorite. Sown with stars and world class players, no other nation has such a range in the team.

The duels with Thailand and Chile should be easily galloping. On June 20, however, there is an already-vu: For the fifth time in a row, the US meets Sweden in the World Cup. And as mentioned before, the Scandinavians are not necessarily the favorite Americans' opponents …

+ Formiga sets a + age record

Brazilian football Formiga has reached a record age at the World Cup in France. Formiga ("ant") scored 41 years and 98 days in a 3-0 (1-0) victory against Jamaica in Grenoble on Sunday. So far no participant in the World Cup was old. The previous record was held by American Christie Rampone (39 years and 357 days). Also, Formigas' seventh participation in the final is a record.

Formiga's oldest scorer, whose real name is Miraildes Maciel Mota, on June 9, 2015. At that time he met at the age of 37 and 98 days against South Korea. In addition, the 186-year-old national player from the French-based Paris Saint Germain club is the only player to have participated in all the women's matches previously held at the Olympic Games.

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