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Sudden burst of DFB women's title dream

Titeltraum der DFB-Frauen jah geplatztThe entscheidene scoring: Karina Maruyama (r) (copyright) SID-IMAGES/AFP/ODD ANDERSEN

The summer's tale 2011 will have no happy ending, the dream of the title hat-trick has burst: the German male are surprisingly eliminated in the World Cup quarter-finals.

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The summer's tale 2011 will have no happy ending, the dream of the title hat-trick has burst: the German male are surprisingly eliminated in the World Cup quarter-finals and missed even the semi final target. The team of coach Silvia Neid, which again played without Captain Birgit Prinz, English lost 0: 1 (0-0) in the quarter-finals Japan. It is also the Olympic qualification in danger.

The Japanese substitute Karina Maruyama scored the decisive goal against the team of the German Football Association (DFB), who lost a World Cup game for the first time since 1 July 1999 in the 108. minute (previously 14 WINS, 1 draw). Envy, that Germany did by the third World Cup triumph in a row to make the sole world champion of the record, their first loss as a head coach at a World Cup or European Championship fell at the same time (previously also 14 WINS, 1 draw).

"It occurred that, what I was afraid." Against the world fourth involves nuances. Today, we were not able to score a goal. Our standards were imprecise. In the Japanese one must always with a good counter count. "That everything is of course very a pity and sad", said after the Schlusspiff with petrified face envy. Their players let loose their tears Meanwhile, after the Home World Cup had ended so bitterly for them. Then be adopted by the DFB team with his fans for the great support. Zwanziger also DFB President Theo could not comfort the German players.

The Japanese celebrated their first victory against Germany Meanwhile left out in the ninth after previously seven defeats and a draw. The world ranking fourth encounter on Wednesday in the semi-finals in Frankfurt/Main Sweden or Australia.

The hostesses were led as expected again before 26.067 spectators in the sold-out Wolfsburg stadium not from the three-time world Fu?ballerin and record player Prince, but from replacement Captain Kerstin Garefrekes. The last form weak Prince, which remained until to the end of the game in the spectator, said during the week, that she will add at the end of her international career in the reserve role. After the surprising World Cup off the career of Prince in the DFB team finishes but faster than expected. For the 33 Bundesliga record gate Hunter played INKA Grings again, which met twice in the last game against France (4: 2) and prepared a gate had, in the striker.

External Defender Linda Bresonik and midfielder Melanie Behringer, were spared against France, returned in the starting lineup. You of a yellow lock threatened Kim Kulig, Simone Laudehr and Annike Krahn were on from the very beginning. For Fatmire Bajramaj, Go?ling Lena and Bianca Schmidt, that were against France in the starting XI, had to settle again with a place on the bench.

The Germans already had the first good chance by Kulig, which came after a BEHRINGER corner to the header in the 3rd minute. In this situation, however injured Kulig right knee and had to be replaced five minutes later. The first diagnosis of the DFB-physicians in Kulig was cruciate ligament rupture. For the 21 year old who wept uncontrollably on the bench, Schmidt came into the game. The Potsdam moved to the right back position, Bresonik took Kuligs place.

The change brought the DFB-choose a little from the concept. The German team certain events may continue, many chances to score not jumped out but. Only in the 23rd minute Garefrekes caused kick BEHRINGER again risk before the Japanese goal.

At this stage the Germans, was unable switch quickly from defence to attack. In addition were imprecise passes to the top. After an error by Saskia Bartusiak inner back the Japanese by Yuki Nagasato by the German master turbine Potsdam even in the lead (30) had can go. A minute later Celia Okoyino left as Mbabi on the other side is a good opportunity wasted.

After the break, the viewers first in vain waited a German assault. The ideas were missing the game of the defending, to too many Fehlpasse and unusual technical shortcomings. Also the defence was not always sure. Only in the 56th minute, the Germans through a header from Laudehr recorded a way again.

After this scene, the envy team fell back into his static game, Japan lurked on counterattack. Since the German game not in momentum came, the audience were already restless middle of the second half.

Also in extra time, the hostesses never found their rhythm and had far too much space to the much smaller Japanese. Maruyama then used the when her shot from a tight angle into the long corner to a 1-0. The German goal's wife Nadine Angerer looked not well with the goals.