11 months Sweden ousts Germany in World Cup Manilatimes |Sports
RENNES, France: With Germany out of the way, Sweden believes it could win it all. Stina Blackstenius scored the go-ahead goal just minutes into the second half and Sweden surprised Germany with a 2-1 quarterfinal victory on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) at the Women’s World Cup. It was Sweden’s first victory over Germany in a major tournament in 24 years, and it sent the ninth-ranked Swedes into the semifinals against the Netherlands.Advertisements
“We’re going to go for it,” Sweden coach Peter Gerhardsson said. The second-ranked Germans, who won back-to-back World Cup titles in 2003 and 2007, were the ... more