The German footballers play in the World Cup round-off on Saturday (22.06.19, 17:30 clock in the Live ticker on sportschau.de) against Nigeria. This resulted in the final two games of group F on Thursday (20.06.19).
National team-mates Martina Voss-Tecklenburg had to wait until the final Group F fixtures, until their opponents in the first qualifying round in Grenoble were determined. "We know Nigeria are a strong team, they proved that in the group stage, especially in their last game against France, they showed what they are capable of, we know there is a piece coming, but we want to look at us, we want to give the next step, "said the coach, ahead of the second duel round with African women. All seven previous games against Nigeria have won the two-time world champion – most recently at the 2011 World Cup on their own in the 1-0 group stage.
Against Brazil as early as possible in the final …
The Africans got only three points in Group A in third place. They profited at the end of2: 0 Chile success against Thailand. The South Americans would have needed another goal for the knockouts – they would have come through Nigeria.
Brazil were third in Group C in the round of 16 and tied for the first German opponents. Against Brazil and against the current US World Champion, the DFB team would now meet as fast as possible in the World Cup final.
The World Cup women's soccer mode in France predicts that the top four of the six third-party groups will move into the knockout phase.