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Germany has plenty of Popp to its attack
by Paul Kennedy, July 29th, 2010 6:12PM

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[UNDER-20 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP] Once again, host Germany ran rampant, crushing South Korea, 5-1, to advance to Sunday's Under-20 Women's World Cup final against Nigeria, a 1-0 winner over Colombia in Thursday's other semifinal. Alexandra Popp added another two goals -- the second on a penalty kick after a bizarre handball -- to give her nine goals for the tournament.

Popp's second goal, which closed out the scoring in the 67th minute, came from the penalty spot after a handball was called in the penalty area.

Popp, who has played for Germany's senior national team, had blasted a shot high off the crossbar. Thinking the ball had gone out, a Korean defender caught the ball with both hands even though she was standing inside the area.

Kim Kulig also scored twice for Germany -- scoring both times on shots goalie Moon So Ri let slip through her hands.

Korean star Ji So Yun showed why she has been dubbed "Ji Messi," beating three German defenders to score her seventh goal of the tournament.

Led by Popp, Kulik and Bianca Schmidt, all senior internationals, Germany will be the heavy favorite against Nigeria on Sunday in Bielefeld.

Under-20 Women's World Cup
Semifinals
Germany 5 South Korea 1
GER -- Svenja Hutg 13
GER -- Kim Kulig 26
GER -- Kim Kulig 53
GER -- Alexandra Popp 50
KOR -- Ji So Yun 64
GER -- Alexandra Popp pen. 67

Nigeria 1 Colombia 0
NGR --Orji 2



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  1. David Sirias
    commented on: July 30, 2010 at 12:38 p.m.
    It's pretty much official, the rest of the world has not only caught up to us but is bypassing American ladies soccer. What I saw from the young Americans was fast, strong girls who had no movement off the ball and played a lot of route 1 ball. No one could slow down the tempo or maintain possession. Uuuggg. The little Colombians, who got eliminated looked like a good professional men's side--tremendous off the ball movement, lots of triangles, ladies who who could pivot and dribble out of trouble. The USA can't do that. U-19 is too late. We've screwed it up. USA men's managment has already realized the problem and is working on it hard. This ladies performance indicates their female counterparts have been resting on laurels and are asleep at the wheel.


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