Germany guns march on as they whip Sweden 4-1

Germany guns march on as they whip Sweden 4-1
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Being regarded as title favourites is one thing, but justifying such a tag is quite a different matter. Yet that is precisely what two-time champions Germany and 1999 runners-up China PR did after easing to victories on the first day of Round of 16 fixtures at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™.

Germany had a tough assignment against Sweden but nevertheless emerged 4-1 winners after a focused, disciplined performance right from the start. Meanwhile, China struck early on against tournament debutants Cameroon to pave the way for success, and their greater experience told in the latter stages of the match.

Germany 4-1 Sweden
China PR 1-0 Cameroon

Goal of the day
China PR – Cameroon 1-0, Shanshan Wang (12’)
After a corner from the right floated across the penalty area, Dongna Li skilfully brought it down, skipped past a defender and, instead of going for goal herself from a tight angle, laid it off perfectly for Shanshan Wang to volley into the net. It proved to be the only goal of the game and was enough for China to seal their place in the quarter-finals.


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