Germany, China enter quarters in women’s World Cup

Edmonton (Canada), June 21 (IANS) Germany overpowered Sweden 4-1 and China ousted Cameroon 1-0 to enter the quarter-finals of the women’s football World Cup.

In Ottawa, Germany’s top scorer Anja Mittag on Saturday intercepted a poor pass to shoot the goal into the far post for a 1-0 lead in the 24th minute, reports Xinhua.

Mittag earned a penalty 10 minutes before the break and Celia Sasic made it 2-0, and she headed in her second goal of the game in the 78th minute.

Sofia Jakobsson pulled one back for Sweden later but Dzsenifer Marozsan’s looping shot gave Germany convincing 4-1 win.

Germany wait for the match between France and South Korea for the quarter-final opponents.

In Edmonton, Wang tapped in a perfect cross of Li Dongna to beat Cameroon goalkeeper Annette Ngo Ndom in the 12th minute for the sole goal of the match.

China put much efforts on defence from the very beginning and never changed their strategy even with a one-goal lead.

Cameroon came all out in the second half, leaving more space in the back when Wang, who used to play the center back but was played as a forward for this match, got at least three solo scoring chances but failed to extend the lead.

China will meet the winners of the match between the United States and Colombia.

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