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Germany vs. Sweden, Women’s World Cup: Preview + TV/Streaming infoThe World Cup quarterfinals conclude today with two all-European matches, as Italy takes on the Netherlands early before Germany faces Sweden just after noon. Germany and Sweden will complete the quarterfinal field in what feels like a throwback. These two teams have four World Cup final appearances between them, with Germany winning the tournament twice (including a 2-1 victory over this same opponent back in the 2003 final).
The Dutch, meanwhile, survived what is arguably the game of the tournament in the Round of 16, beating Japan 2-1 in a duel between two teams committed to playing entertaining soccer. Lieke Martens scored both goals after going scoreless in the group stage, including holding her nerve on a 90th minute penalty kick. Much has been made of the Dutch attack, but the fact is that it’s been a group effort, as no one has more than two goals. As with today’s later game, this is not just a quarterfinal. Europe’s qualifying process for the Olympics is simply to take the top 3 finishers from this World Cup and send them to Japan next summer.
In the history of the Women’s World Cup, one or both of these countries have made it to the semifinal in every tournament save for 1999. The big news for Germany is that playmaker Dzsenifer Maroszan, one of the world’s best players, is back after breaking her toe against China in their opening match. That’s big news for a German team that, despite winning all four of their games and not conceding a single goal, have looked merely competent rather than like the favorite they’re supposed to be. Sweden shook off a loss to the United States in Group F to beat Canada 1-0 in a game that showed their dogged determination and composure. While Canada seemed to have the game in control at halftime, Sweden regrouped and finally started finding Kosovare Asllani in dangerous spots.
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