Germany crushes Russia in opener
[WOMEN'S WORLD CUP 2015 QUALIFYING] Qualifying for the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada has begun in Europe, where 42 teams are competing for eight spots in the
Germany, which won its sixth straight European title in July, opened play Saturday with a 9-0 demolition of Russia, a team it had faced at Euro 2013.
three goals in four minutes midway through the first half and cruised to an easy win thanks to goals from seven different players.
England got a hat trick from Karen Carney in the first 40 minutes and went on to beat Belarus, 6-0, in Bournemouth. Brent Hills is England's interim coach while the
search for a successor to continues.
Coming off the disappointment of semifinal loss to Germany at home in Euro 2013, Pia Sundhage's Sweden opened with a 2-0 win over Poland, which started former U.S. U-20 Nikki Krzysik.
Florida State's Megan Campbell started for Ireland in its 2-0 win over Slovakia. Seminole teammate Dagny
Brynjarsdottir was called up for Iceland's game against Switzerland on Thursday.
France under new coach Philippe Bergeroo, the former
international keeper, begins play Wednesday at Kazakhstan. The match is one of 13 midweek qualifiers in Europe.
Germany 9-0 Russia
Ireland 2-0 Slovakia
Macedonia 1-9 Romania
Estonia 1-5 Italy
Switzerland 9-0 Serbia
Sweden 2-0 Poland
Faroe Islands 2-7 Scotland
Belgium 2-0 Albania
England 6-0 Belarus
Austria 4-0 Bulgaria
Kazakhstan 0-2 Finland
No comments yet.
|Recent Soccer America Daily Rapinoe leads Reign FC to second NWSL Shield Aug. 27, 4:16 a.m. |
Seattle Reign FC clinched its second straight NWSL regular-season championship when it defeated the last-place Boston ... Vancouver Whitecaps end curse with first Canadian title Aug. 27, 4 a.m.
Runners-ups five out of the last six seasons, the Vancouver Whitecaps seemed to be cursed in ... What They're Saying: Wayne Rooney Aug. 27, 3:32 a.m.
"I wasn't worried -- if it was going on for three, four or five games more, ... Wednesday night: Sounders first MLS team to fall in CCL Aug. 27, 3:10 a.m.
A week after the Seattle Sounders rallied from 1-0 in the 90th minute to beat Olimpia, ... Retiring Dunivant fine about not making headlines Aug. 27, 2:14 a.m.
Galaxy defender Todd Dunivant, one of just four players to win five or more league titles, ... Wednesday night: Last-place MLS teams sweep Aug. 27, 1:38 a.m.
Chicago and Colorado, last in the Eastern and Western Conferences, respectively, both won on Wednesday night ... USL Roundup: Heath praises Louisville City after friendly Aug. 26, 11:47 p.m.
A Louisville City record crowd of 9,434 and a 3-1 victory by the USL expansion team ... Mexico calls up Torres for Olympic qualifying camp Aug. 26, 11:34 p.m.
Houston forward Erick "Cubo" Torres is among the players summoned by Mexico for a training camp ... What They're Saying: Matt Miazga Aug. 26, 9:20 p.m.
"Since I was 13 coming up through this system, the dream for every kid in the ... U.S. Abroad: Zelalem impresses in Rangers debut Aug. 26, 8:57 p.m.
Gedion Zelalem's tenure at famed Glaswegian club Rangers began on a positive note as the 18-year-old ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives