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DFB women storm without Prince to the Group

DFB-Frauen sturmen ohne Prinz zum GruppensiegTwo goals in a win against France: Inka Grings-© SID-IMAGES/Team2 /.

The German male have prevailed in the final game 4-2 (2-0) against France and now meet in the quarter-finals on Japan.

(SID) - Monchengladbach without Captain Birgit Prinz has shown its true colors in the Home World Cup at least on of the offensive the German male and are being stormed with euphoric support of viewers to the group. The defending, who already had qualified despite the moderate performances against Canada (2: 1) and Nigeria (1-0) for the quarter-finals, prevailed 4-2 (2-0) against France in the last game and now meet in the quarter-finals Japan.

Replacement Captain Kerstin Garefrekes (25), INKA Grings (32., 68. / foul penalty) and Celia Okoyino because Mbabi (89.) achieved the goals for the selection of the German Football Association (DFB), the no Championship game more has lost since 1 July 1999 (14 WINS, 1 draw). Coach Silvia Neid, which plans to make Germany by the targeted third World Cup triumph in a row the sole record world champion, remains at a World Cup or European Championship (also 14 WINS, 1 draw) undefeated.

After the eighth success in the tenth duel with the French girls, for the Marie-Laure Delie (56), as well as met Laura Georges (72.), and the goalkeeper be ranking debugger Sapowicz after an emergency brake against Fatmire Bajramaj by a sending-off lost (65), moved from Dusseldorf to Wolfsburg stands before the German team on Wednesday. The quarter-finals against Japan is there on Saturday (8.45 pm / ZDF) on the program.

The hostesses were led before 45.687 spectators in the sold-out Gladbacher Stadium as expected not from Prince, who had scored no goal more in the German before the lot 343 minutes and in the last ten games always prematurely from the game was taken. "It is currently not in the best shape, which confirmed they own," said Ulrike Ballweg co trainer before kick-off. Thus, Prince stood on the square for the first time since the March 11, 2009 (1-0 to Denmark) not from the beginning.

In addition to Prince envy renounced also initially on battered Linda Bresonik (stomach problems) and Melanie Behringer (ligament), and on the Kim Kulig threatened by a yellow lock. For this were Grings, Bianca Schmidt, Bajramaj and Lena Go?ling in the starting lineup.

The Germans given early in the game, the French were to counterattack. Clear opportunities could not work but first both teams themselves. After about ten minutes, the hostesses increased the pressure, France got problems in defence. It was not really dangerous for the French girls but only once.

After just under 20 minutes, the German team had to in their efforts. France got better control the opponent, the DFB selection made itself increasingly error. So surprising, the lead by Garefrekes, who met for the second time during the final round head kick Babett Peter fell at this stage.

Then ran the German game. After good work by Simone Laudehr Bundesliga record gate Hunter of Grings was also head of the authority. The lauf-and hard strong German eleven of the spectators was celebrated after the second goal.

Envy exchanged from the Laudehr threatened also by a yellow lock in the break. For the Duisburg came Ariane Hingst, who will end her international career as Prince after the final round, in the lot. Including the envy eleven play suffered, the momentum from the end of the first pass was gone at the beginning of the second half.

The French take advantage of the weakness of the Germans to connect through the substitute Delie. The 23 caused after a corner for the third straight up hit of the game. Interior Defender Saskia Bartusiak looked this not very good. Shortly thereafter Grings would have restored almost the old distance via free kick (60.).

Eight minutes later it makes better Torjagerin in the due Straftsto? after the foul on Bajramaj. The second goals shortly thereafter fell again from a corner with a header. The Germans worked as a whole not competent on the defensive. The hostesses were unlucky in the 77 minute, when Peter met only the bar. Celia Okoyino Mbabi made perfect the group then shortly before the end with her second Turbniertreffer.