Preview USA – Japan

Background Finally we are there. The final of the womens world championships Canada 2015. And it will be a duel between the same two sides as the last time 2011 in Germany where Japan against all odds were finally crowned world champions. This time though it was not quite as unexpected that Japan would appear […]

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England – Japan 1:2 (1:1)

Official FIFA.com match website: http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=268016/match=300269504/index.html The ugly beauty of the game – or the beautiful ugliness? So often in this world championships games have been very predictable and even the fixes of FIFA of the starter and ko-stage places went all exactly the way they wanted. Until England kicked hosts Canada out of the competition. […]

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Canada – England 1:2 (1:2)

Official FIFA.com match website: http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=268018/match=300269493/index.html Deficient Canada sends England into football heaven It was expected to be the weakest of the four quarterfinal matches at least in regards of the performance of the victorious team. Though you could expect it would be more entertaining than USA – China because it would be more evenly contested […]

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Japan – Australia 1:0 (0:0)

Official FIFA.com match website: http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=268032/match=300269485/index.html Japan impressive again It seems like a little bit natural for the neutral spectator to have sympathies for the hard working busy little bees. But you perhaps also had your sympathies for a very good Australian team that have gone through the group of death in extraordinary manner and also […]

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*France – Germany 5:6 op. (1:1, 0:0)

Official FIFA.com match website: http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=268032/match=300269485/index.html indepth tactical analysis website (in German): http://spielverlagerung.de/2015/06/27/viertelfinale-deutschland-frankreich/ A brilliant match? It depends! It depends on what you expected and what you looked out for. Let us not forget there was no China (Despite giving them a lot of credit) involved but world no1 and no3. I would rather break it […]

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Preview China – USA

Background It has been not so straightforward for the US-Team than expected but still they are on track. From a technical point of view. But after a wonderful Alga-Cup tournament win after which the expectations could not have been more optimistic – the sparkle got lost gradually and has turned into some kind of pain […]

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Japan – Netherlands 2:1(1:0)

Official FIFA.com match website: http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=268032/match=300269485/index.html Japan with an exclamation mark ! Surely a match with some appealing football on display. But it was mainly Japan who showed that they are a force to reckon with. You still wonder how far their excellent organizational and technical skills are able to bring them against far more powerful […]

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Preview Japan – Netherlands

Background Holders Japan got through their group with 3 wins. A bad omen already for Brazil. The only other team to do so went out in their first knockout match. But the Netherlands as 3 rd behind Canada and China should spoil the party? First it has to be said that the Netherlands seemed on […]

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Germany – Sweden 4:1(2:0)

Disappointing from Sweden or brilliant from Germany? Surely a bit of both. But more of the first. Why? Lets come to this later. Sweden got almost all of the expected key points not working: – Loads of individual faults in the defense. – The offense could hardly threaten the German defense even in 1on1 situations […]

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