The Lowdown on Germany
PORTLAND, Ore. (Saturday, Oct. 4, 2003) - The U.S. takes on Germany in the semifinals of the Women's World Cup tomorrow, Sunday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. ET. Take a quick look at some quick facts on Germany and their path to the semifinals.
Oct. 4, 2003
ALL ABOUT GERMANY
FIFA Women’s World Cup Ranking: 3
Prior Women’s World Cup Final Appearances: 3 – 1991 (4th), 1995 (2nd), 1999 (8th).
Overall Record in WWC: 13-5-2
Record vs. U.S.: 3-12-2 (17GF, 41GA)
European Champions: 1989,1991, 1995,1997, 2001
- Germany has scored 20 goals in their first four games of the Women’s World Cup, averaging five goals a game.
- Before dominating Group C at the Women’s World Cup, the Germans rolled through its qualifying group, winning all six of its matches by a dominating 30-1 margin.
- Forward Birgit Prinz is one of the world’s best strikers and played for the Carolina Courage.
- Germany had a lead on the U.S. twice during their quarterfinal match in the 1999 Women’s World Cup, before falling to the eventual champions.
GERMANY’S PATH TO THE SEMIFINALS
Women’s World Cup - Group C
Date Opponent Result Venue
Sept. 20 Canada 4-1 Crew Stadium – Columbus, Ohio
Sept. 24 Japan 3-0 Crew Stadium – Columbus, Ohio
Sept. 27 Argentina 6-1 RFK Stadium – Washington, D.C.
Oct. 2 Russia 7-1 PGE Park – Portland, Ore.