Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
No surprises at Women's World Cup
by Paul Kennedy, September 24th, 2007 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

The were no surprises in the quarterfinals of the 2007 Women's World Cup. The four winners were the three former champions -- the USA (1991 and 1999), Norway (1995) and Germany (2003) -- and the 2004 Olympic silver-medalist Brazil, the only unbeaten and untied team through four games at this year's finals in China.

All four quarterfinal matches were relatively even games, including the USA's 3-0 win over England in which the Americans benefited from poor defending to score three second-half goals and eliminate the English.

Brazil completed the field for the final four with a surprisingly tense 3-2 victory over Australia, which had rallied from two goals down to tie Brazil in the second half.

Cristiane's brilliant strike with 15 minutes remaining gave the Brazilians the win after goals by Lisa De Vanna and Lauren Colthorpe drew the Matildas even.

Earlier on Sunday, teenage striker Isabell Herlovsen sneaked free in the area to score and give Norway a 1-0 lead over China in the 32nd minute that held up despite the host team's 21-8 edge in shots for the game.

Saturday's Germany-North Korea quarterfinal in Wuhan was much closer than the 3-0 score indicated.

Goalie Nadine Angerer, the long-time backup to Silke Rottenberg, had a big game to pick up her fourth straight shutout of the tournament.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
U.S. Abroad: Torres absent from Copa Libertadores final    
After starting both legs of the semifinals, Jose Torres did not play for Mexico's Tigres in ...
MLS honors Rothenberg with legacy award    
MLS founder Alan Rothenberg was named the first recipient of an award that will bear his ...
What They're Saying: Prince Ali    
"[Michel] Platini is not good for FIFA, Football's fans and players deserve better. FIFA is engulfed ...
MLS All-Star Game Takeaways: Kaka carries All-Stars    
Brazilian star Kaka says he grew up and loved watching U.S. all-star games. He finally got ...
ICYMI MLS: Penedo leaves Galaxy, Barnetta goes to Philly    
It looks like Donovan Ricketts could be on his way back to L.A. in the aftermath ...
Video Pick: Lloyd golazo ups goal streak to seven games    
If there is one lesson NWSL opponents should have learned from the Women's World Cup, it's ...
What They're Saying: Abby Wambach    
"I haven't made a decision about the Olympics next summer and I would have to make ...
USL Roundup: Board of Governors meets in Denver    
For the third straight year, the USL has held its annual midseason Board of Governors meeting ...
How does MLS All-Stars vs. Liga MX All-Stars sound?    
With Wednesday's AT&T MLS All-Star Game set to pit the MLS All-Stars against Tottenham at Dick's ...
TV Report: Gold Cup reaches more than 6.8 million viewers    
The Gold Cup final between Mexico and Jamaica was watched by 6 million viewers on Univision, ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives