Germany’s DFB Girls Secure Second Win and Keep Olympic Dreams Alive

2nd game, 2nd win – interim national coach Horst Hrubesch (72) and our DFB girls can continue to dream of the Olympics!

Germany struggled to a 2-0 win in Iceland and is still three points behind Denmark in Nations League Group 3 (2-1 against Wales). Only the first in the table can have hopes of the Olympic Games in Paris next year. On December 1st there will be a showdown against Denmark in Rostock.

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Source: DFB, BILD October 31, 2023

But for that to happen, our women’s soccer players have to play much better than in Iceland. Apart from two hits on the crossbar (Schüller/4th and Huth/32nd), not much came together for a long time. But then the opponent helps. In the 63rd minute, Iceland’s goalkeeper Ivarsdottir hits Lea Schüller in the face with her fist as she runs out – penalty! Right-back Giulia Gwinn stays cool and scores from the spot for the third time in a row in the Nations League (65th).

Gwinn on “ZDF”: “I had a good feeling at that moment. It was a cramp. It wasn’t a nice game for us. We don’t get as many chances against other opponents.”

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Strong: In the 85th minute, goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger saves against substitute Icelander Zomers.

In the fourth minute of added time the score was 2-0. Ivarsdottir makes another mistake, letting a low shot from Klara Bühl slip through outside the penalty area.

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Hrubesch was relieved afterwards, but not satisfied: “We made things difficult for ourselves again. We have so many chances to score. We just don’t have the security. We just have to convert the chances and play better.”

Hrubesch (center) after the 2-0 win in Iceland

Photo: Brynjar Gunnarsson/dpa

Positive: Germany has the Olympics in its own hands. This requires a win by at least two goals against Denmark and a three-pointer on December 5th in Wales. As group winners we would then go to the semi-finals. Only the two finalists would definitely be there in Paris. Bühl: “I think we can set off fireworks at home.”

And Schüller says: “If we continue to work on ourselves, we will beat Denmark, then Wales, and end up winning the group.”

2023-10-31 21:20:37
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