Sunday, November 9, 2008

#527 ... FIFA Under 17 World Cup

The goal scorer and the subs display their pleasure at getting the ball in the back of the net again. Germany vs Canada soccer game at the Westpac Stadium. Germany won 3-1.

The Match Report
Germany have marched on to the semi-finals of the women's under-17 football World Cup after a double from the outstanding Dzsenifer Marozsan helped them to a 3-1 win over Canada. The 16-year-old German No 10 has established herself as one of the stars of this tournament and she continued her side's habit of striking early with a superb third-minute opener. Picking up the ball at the edge of the area, Marozsan showed some delightful footwork to shift the ball into space before rifling a right-foot shot beyond the helpless Genevieve Richard.

Some dreadful Canadian defending allowed Lynn Mester to sneak in to convert the rebound after Alexandra Popp had a left-foot shot against the face of the post. But the Canadians showed their mettle by hauling themselves back into contention as half-time approached, Nkem Ezurike poking home from close range after Tiffany Cameron had knocked the ball back across goal. Germany's lead was rarely threatened, however, and after Popp had again struck the woodwork, Marozsan showed more superb close control to create the space she needed to rifle home the goal that sends Ralf Peter's side on to the last four.

Dzsenifer Marozsan thanks German fans after her side's 3-1 win over Canada in the U-17 women's World Cup quarterfinals.
PHOTO courtesy of Photosport

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