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Germany third and qualified for the 2024 Olympics

By Le Figaro with AFP

Published 25 minutes ago, Updated now

Klara Bühl made German domination a reality. Piroschka Van De Wouw / REUTERS

Failing to play the big game, the Germans won the small final of the Women’s Nations League against the Netherlands (2-0) this Wednesday, in Heerenveen.

Germany beat the Netherlands 2-0 on Wednesday evening in Heerenveen, taking third place in the Women’s Nations League won masterfully by the Spanish world champions against France. Incidentally, the Mannschaft obtained its ticket for the Paris Games this summer thanks to this performance, which delights the sports director of the German selection. “It’s just pure joy. I am very happy. Our dream came true”declared Nia Künzer, in front of the ZDF cameras.

This match for third place had been strangely scheduled after the final. Far from Seville, where La Roja offered themselves a second title six months after their World Cup coronation, Horst Hrubesch’s players have long lacked efficiency in front of the Dutch goal. But in the 66th minute, Klara Bühl confirmed the German domination (19 shots against 6), recovering alone at six meters a ball that the Orange defense was unable to clear. Her club teammate Lea Schüller doubled the lead in the 78th minute with a header from a corner taken in two stages by Bühl. In six confrontations now, the Dutch women’s team has never managed to beat the German selection.

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