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SportsGermany gets another 1-0 win at World Cup, beating Spain

22:46  12 june  2019
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Spain and China advance with scoreless draw

Spain and China advance with scoreless draw LE HAVRE, France — Spain and China played to a scoreless draw Monday that advanced both squads to the round of 16 at the Women's World Cup. Spain finished second in Group B behind Germany. La Roja advanced to the knockout stage for the first time and will face the winner of Group F on Monday at Reims — likely the United States if the Americans win or draw in their final group match against Sweden. Defender Celia Jimenez said it doesn't matter which team Spain will face because they are all good. "The U.S. has a really powerful team, they play a direct game, they like to be dangerous, but at the same time I think Sweden is as well a really good team," she said.

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VALENCIENNES, France — Germany is finding it far from easy going at the World Cup.

Against a skilful Spain, the two-time world champions relied on Sara Däbritz's goal in the 42nd minute for the win Wednesday.

It was second-ranked Germany's second successive 1-0 victory in Group B. Germany earned three points for an opening round 1-0 win over China.

The Germans, who have always reached at least the quarterfinals at Women's World Cups, had to overcome slack defence before taking the lead.

Spain's lack of production spared Germany an upset to the 13th-ranked team that is playing in only its second World Cup.

Germany beats South Africa 4-0 to win World Cup group

Germany beats South Africa 4-0 to win World Cup group MONTPELLIER, France — Germany is playing like a title contender, just at the right time. After seeing her team start the Women's World Cup with a pair of one-goal wins, Germany coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg told her players to keep the game simple. Germany played to its status as the world's second-ranked side and one of the top challengers hoping to dethrone the United States, routing South Africa 4-0 on Monday to top Group B with a 3-0 record. The Germans will play a third-place team in the round of 16 instead of the possibility of an immediate matchup with the Americans.

When a high ball was sent to Nahikari Garcia in the 14th minute, the forward broke through the centre backs. But with only goalkeeper Almuth Schult to beat, Garcia chipped wide.

Germany took the lead against the run of play. Sandra Paños had just saved Alexandra Popp's header but she couldn't keep hold of it and Däbritz pounced to bundle the loose ball into the net.


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Canada's Laurence Vincent-Lapointe and Katie Vincent continue to be a formidable combination at the Canoe Sprint World Cup. The duo scored silver in the women's C2 500m on Sunday in Duisberg, Germany, crossing the finish line in one minute, 51.905 seconds. Hungary's won gold in 1:51.587, just a mere 0.318 ahead of the Canadians. The silver marks the fourth medals of the season for each Canadian paddler. Vincent-Lapointe took gold in Saturday's C1 200 final, while Vincent was second. WATCH | Canada goes 1-2 in Duisberg: Other Canadian results Sunday: Laurence Vincent-Lapointe, C1 5,000 metres: 1st, 25:00.

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