10.05.2012

FIFA U-17 WWC: Today, German Girls Did What They Do Best: Look Stern, Break Hearts

This is Sara Daebritz. She scored, too, by the way.
Well. Like me, you may have been preparing for the second edition of penalty shots in the U-17 Women's World Cup quarterfinal round (France put away Nigeria yesterday, courtesy of this Most Cruel Way to Lose a Game Ever), but no--Rebecca Knaack made certain there would be none of that, Knaack-ing one past the Brazilian keeper to ensure the Germans onward progression into the semis, where the North Koreans await (Canada cries again and again) their match next Tuesday, 9 October. Who will walk away, you ask? I have no idea, really. I don't think the Germans will make as many defensive errors as the Canadians, however. That said,  I tend to be, oh, you know, a little German biased, so let's say the girls in white will walk away, ready for the finals.

There's still another spot waiting to be filled, and so I'll take in Japan versus Ghana, which will stream for your girls-playing-football pleasure on ESPN3 at 10:48 a.m. U.S. EST. Check it out, fellas.


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