USA – Germany 2:0 (0:0)

Official FIFA.com match website: http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=268018/match=300269493/index.html Indepth tactical analysis in german: http://spielverlagerung.de/2015/07/02/usa-deutschland-frauenfussball-wm-halbfinale/ Match preview: https://football11women.wordpress.com/2015/06/30/preview-usa-germany/ Sometimes football is simple: The better players won If two sides are meeting who – similar to the France-Germany game – do not build a team that is better than its 11 individual parts – then often the 11 better parts […]

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Preview USA – Germany

Background The ultimate heavyweight clash – if you are allowed to say so in women sports – sees world ranked teams number 1 and 2 meeting for the big showdown of the world championships. Both had their ups and downs not only during the last year or so but also during this tournament. The US […]

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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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Preview France – Germany

Background FIFA world ranking teams number 1 and 3 meeting in the quarterfinals of the world championships. And you do not really wonder that it does remember you of the bigger FIFA picture how the groups and the group winners way have been fixed to the title. So this is undoubtedly the quarterfinal that could […]

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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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