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German women hit 11 in Cup opener

Defending champions Germany began their Women's World Cup campaign in style as they set a new record score for the tournament by crushing Argentina 11-0.
Argentina keeper Vanina Correa fumbled in, before Kerstin Garefrekes' volley and Melanie Behringer's sidefoot.

Birgit Prinz scored with a header and a shot before half-time, Renate Lingor smashed in, Sandra Smisek tapped in and Prinz's header completed her hat-trick.

Smisek netted with a drive, then a tap-in, before Correa fumbled in again.

It was never a contest as Germany underlined their status as one of the tournament favourites against an Argentina side ranked 29th in the world.

But their ruthless display will have unnerved Germany's Group A rivals England and Japan who meet on Tuesday.

Highlights on BBC2 tonight at 11.50pm
 

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Very good reporting by this journalist - he/she describe all 11 goals in only 3 lines !!!!

Phewwwwwwwww...........:confused:

Now I worry how many thread we get on this subject, lol.....maybe we only have one !!!
 

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That's an absolute joke of a scoreline. I know the Germans are one of the favourites for the tournament (I'm guessing either they or USA will win it) but the BBC were touting Argentina as the 'number 1 South American team'.

England are in this group and by the looks of things we're more than capable of beating Argentina, we should beat Japan and we'll probably get battered by Germany and qualify as runner-up in the group.

The biggest shock is Ghana qualifying for the tournament - they're ranked as number 47 in the World behind countries like Chinese Taipei and Vietnam. I dread to think what the scoreline would be if the Germans played them!
 

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I have seen women's football only once so far...and I must say it was unforgettable. They fought really hard for every ball. And the best thing of it is their screaming:). They screamed all the time - when they were tackled, when they scored, when they shot, when they pursued each other, when...
 

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we'll this is the only excellent football team from america, our ladies should dominate tournament and win cup,if no critical injuries.
 

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BALROG said:
we'll this is the only excellent football team from america, our ladies should dominate tournament and win cup,if no critical injuries.
USA ladies 6/4 favourite to win this - Germany 9/4.

I did not know USA have good team for ladies football - Good luck for you ok :)
 

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USA have won the woman's World Cup two times already from four World Cup in 1991 and 1997. The two times they have not won it they have finished in 3rd past.
 

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USA ladies 6/4 favourite to win this - Germany 9/4.

I did not know USA have good team for ladies football - Good luck for you ok :)
Football is seen as a predominantly female sport in the United States. England's best player (Kelly Smith) went over there to play at one point because they have the best female football league in the World.
 

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the u.s. womens national team has done a lot of good for soccer here in the states, these girls kick some major butt ,and i watch them all the time,started since the days of mia hamm. our ladies are on lots of commercials and this is sad to say but they are more recognized than our mens team.lol
 

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Football is seen as a predominantly female sport in the United States. England's best player (Kelly Smith) went over there to play at one point because they have the best female football league in the World.
i disagree that soccer is seen as predominantly female sport a little. fergie made
a comment on why soccer hasnt flurished well in america, it was smart, he felt
it doesnt do well because distance between clubs, no rivalries.

i think american NFL is just so huge that atheletes become bombarded with big
names that we get tunnel vision. the hope would be that with all the scandals
of drugs in the sport and bad decisions of players,soccer may become more attractive for the young? :) i played at high level in cali for 10 years in 70's when
best,pele and beckenbaur were there, soccer was pretty big in cali at that time and i wished more players from europe kept coming, but it slipped away.
 

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i disagree that soccer is seen as predominantly female sport a little. fergie made
a comment on why soccer hasnt flurished well in america, it was smart, he felt
it doesnt do well because distance between clubs, no rivalries.

i think american NFL is just so huge that atheletes become bombarded with big
names that we get tunnel vision. the hope would be that with all the scandals
of drugs in the sport and bad decisions of players,soccer may become more attractive for the young? :) i played at high level in cali for 10 years in 70's when
best,pele and beckenbaur were there, soccer was pretty big in cali at that time and i wished more players from europe kept coming, but it slipped away.
Some of the USA states are very big - why don't they have a league for each State and then the winner of each league goes to a Super League play-off and the Champions of America are found from this..........???

I know, I know......good idea Carly :p
 

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BALROG said:
i disagree that soccer is seen as predominantly female sport a little.
In schools do boys or girls play soccer in America? Over here we have very few girls teams and almost every public school has a boys team.

My understanding was that boys teams have only recently started to be formed at school level in America.
 

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In schools do boys or girls play soccer in America? Over here we have very few girls teams and almost every public school has a boys team.

My understanding was that boys teams have only recently started to be formed at school level in America.
when i went to school mostly boys teams in america, but thats a while ago!:)
honestly from watching local news here in florida , american football dominates,but
soccer is problable equal in elementary and highschool.

im guessing that maybe in college, girls have more teams?

but i still feel that the game is still recognized as tough here, more boy like.
i could be wrong?:)
 

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when i went to school mostly boys teams in america, but thats a while ago!:)
honestly from watching local news here in florida , american football dominates,but
soccer is problable equal in elementary and highschool.

im guessing that maybe in college, girls have more teams?

but i still feel that the game is still recognized as tough here, more boy like.
i could be wrong?:)
I have to say I'm pleased to be wrong. If we could take the American approach and promote both the mens and womens game in Britain I think it would be of great benefit.

Sports like football, rugby, cricket etc are totally dominated by men over here although womens football is starting to get more coverage with the major tournaments and cup finals being televised. Although at the moment, if you want to watch a womens league game you have to go to the stadium because there is absolutely no TV/radio coverage of those matches.
 

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like i said before, our womens national team is great for the sport here and i hope they win for a long time!
 

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Just finished watching England v Japan. Japan are actually seeded 2nd in our group (Germany 1st, Argentina 4th).

We played reasonably well and deserved to win. After a frustrating first half, we went 1-0 down in the second half before a Kelly Smith brace in the space of 3 minutes made it 2-1 to England. Unfortunately, Japan equalised from a free-kick with the last kick of the game.

Final score 2-2.
 

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Did anyone see the Argentina goalkeeper on BBC2 from the highlights from the Germany game? She conseeded 11. LMAO she scored two O.G's worst bit of keeping i have EVER EVER seen!!!

It was so funny to watch : )
 

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Did anyone see the Argentina goalkeeper on BBC2 from the highlights from the Germany game? She conseeded 11. LMAO she scored two O.G's worst bit of keeping i have EVER EVER seen!!!

It was so funny to watch : )
The quality of goalkeeping in the women's game is dreadful at times. I know some goalkeepers prefer to punch rather than catch but the Argentinian goalkeeper could do neither.

For the best female goalkeeper in Argentina to flap 2 corners into her own goal is ridiculous.

It shows a complete lack of hand-eye coordination and wrists far too weak for a goalkeeper.
 
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