Women’s World Cup: Germany takes on Sweden in all-European quarterfinal clash

Coming off four wins on the trot, a confident Germany will look to make short work of Sweden in the quarterfinal of the Women’s World Cup in Rennes on Saturday.

Published : Jun 29, 2019 13:02 IST

It will be an all-European clash in the quarterfinal in Rennes on Saturday.
It will be an all-European clash in the quarterfinal in Rennes on Saturday.

It will be an all-European clash in the quarterfinal in Rennes on Saturday.

With four wins, eleven goals and four clean sheets to its name, Germany is in prime form heading into its quarterfinal clash against Sweden in the Women’s World Cup at the Roazhon Park in Rennes on Saturday.

The Die Nationelf are the only team yet to concede in the tournament so far and their coach Martina Voss-Teckleburg has warned there is more to come from her women after the routine 3-0 win over Nigeria in the Round-of-16.

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On the opposite end, Sweden has toiled in its path to the last-eight stage. The side put five past a hapless Thailand side but has struggled for creativity in its other contests against superior opponents.


In the Round-of-16 match, the Blue and Yellows required a penalty save from Hedvig Lindahl to halt Canada’s momentum to eke out a 1-0 win.

Germany is expected to unleash star playmaker Dzsenifer Marozsán, who hasn’t featured since its opening game due to a broken toe. Voss-Teckleburg revealed that Dzenifer is willing to play through the pain barrier on Saturday.

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Sweden will also be going up against a wretched history after failing to defeat the Germans since its loss to them in the 2003 World Cup final. They have suffered defeats in the World Cup, European Championship and the Olympics since then.

Striker Kosovare Asllani is the side’s main source of goals after netting four in the World Cup qualifiers and twice in the finals, while also setting up the winner against Canada.

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The winner of this tie will meet the winner of the Italy vs Netherlands game in the semifinal of the tournament in Lyon on 3 July.

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