Tore: 1:0 Popp (11th), 2:0 Popp (39th), 3:0 Bühl (46th), 4:0 El Haj (ET, 54th), 5:0 Redouani (ET, 78th), 6:0 Schüller (90th)
Deutschland: Frohms – Huth, Hendrich, Doorsoun, Rauch (89th Hagel) – Leupolz (65th Schüller), Däbritz – Brand, Magull (65th Lattwein), Bühl (65th Anyomi) – Popp (83rd release)
Morocco Errmichi – Redouani, Kassi, Yas (82. El Chad), Ait El Haj – Ouzraoui (90. Bouftini), Chebbak, Nakkach (82. Badri), Lahmari (67. Amani) – Tagnaout – Ayane (90. Jraidi)
The essentials in brief: The German soccer players started the women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand with a win. The selection of national coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg won 6-0 (2-0) against Morocco in Melbourne on Monday and initially took the lead in the preliminary round group H. In the other group games Germany will meet Colombia (July 30) and South Korea (August 3).
In front of 27,256 spectators, the DFB selection was superior for long stretches against Morocco. Captain Alexandra Popp (11th and 39th minute) scored in the first half, Klara Bühl (46th) and Lea Schüller (90th) scored after the break. Germany also benefited from two own goals from Hanane Aït El Haj (54′) and Zineb Redouani (79′).
Germany vs Morocco in the live ticker
Voss-Tecklenburg expects close game against Morocco
Before the World Cup opening game of the German soccer team in Australia, national coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg warned against the African debutants and opponents. “I think Morocco has developed very well in the last two years. We can expect a compact team that is very stable defensively,” said the 55-year-old at the final press conference for the tournament co-favourite’s first group game this Monday (10:30 a.m. CEST/ZDF) in Melbourne. “So I’m expecting a close game. But it’s also clear that we want to win this game.”
The team of French coach Reynald Pedros (formerly Olympique Lyon) is only 72nd in the FIFA world rankings. “When you see the start of this World Cup, what we said is exactly what we said: the whole world in women’s football has moved closer together,” said Voss-Tecklenburg. “We’re expecting a very tenacious opponent, an opponent who will leave everything on the pitch. They will play with a lot of passion.” For the German selection, she can promise: “We will give everything, get everything out of ourselves. We want to emotionalize people.”