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Germany 6-0 in Morocco’s World Cup opener

This Monday morning (24), at 5:30 am, Germany and Morocco faced each other for their debut in the World Cup. The German team, champion of two World Cups (2003 and 2007), applied a 6-0 defeat over debutant Morocco, as it was their first participation in history in a World Cup. The goals were scored by: Alexandra Popp (2), Klara Buehl, Hanane Aït El Haj (gc), Yasmin M’Rabet (gc), Lea Schuller.

Result of the match between Germany and Morocco. (Featured photo: Reproduction/@tntsportsbr/Instagram)

The game, as expected, was dominated by the world champions. Morocco found it very difficult to efficiently carry out its style of play, which was to go on the counterattack to benefit the high lines of the German selection. However, the loss of pressure by the Germans was done with mastery, recovering possession of the ball very quickly and preventing the Moroccans from speeding away.


First time

Even at the beginning of the first stage, Alexandra Popp appeared with a header, in the 11th minute to open the scoring. Kathrin Hendrich, German defender, crossed for the attacker after a ball steal in the wrong exit of the Moroccan team. It is necessary to emphasize that the previous play of the goal was in the same way, in a cross, however, the goalkeeper Er-Rmichi saved when leaving the goal and palming the ball out of the small area.

Soon, Popp, was present again in the 39th minute. Klara Buehl, in the corner, crossed the center forward’s head, where in the dispute with Moroccan defenders, she won.

Second time

In just 19 seconds of the ball rolling after the whistle of referee Tori Pensa, goal by Klara Buehl. The German player started and ended the play. After the ball rolls, she takes advantage of the wrong pass between the Moroccan athletes, advances to the left end of the field, crosses and, in the confusion inside the area, she invades the penalty area and the ball is left for her to kick at first, marking the third goal for the European team. Curious fact: the player’s shirt number is 19, the same number of seconds it took her to score after the second half whistle.

Once again in a Germany cross, the ball ended up in the back of the net. Following a corner kick in the 54th minute, the ball was left close to the penalty area line, the German Svenja Huth crossed into the small area, and defender Élodie Nakkach scored backwards, the ball hit Hanane Aït El Haj and entered the goal.


Incidentally, the second goal against also originated in a corner. After a confusion inside the small area and, with the bad exit of the Moroccan goalkeeper, Er-Rmichi, the ball deflected towards the goal, and Zineb Redouani tried to take the ball but ended up pushing it into the goal, in the 79th minute.

At the very end of the game, Lea Schuller scored another one for the Germans, after the Moroccan goalkeeper slammed it close to the small area. Thus, the German team applied the biggest rout in the history of the World Cups.

german retrospect

The Germans who were already expected favorites, not only because of history, but also because of the names in their squad, such as Alexandra Popp, Klara Buehl, Kathrin Hendrich, Jule Brand (Golden Girl and was in the starting lineup in the Euro Cup final), among other names of great relevance in women’s football, the German team played in the final against England in Euro 2022, but lost to the Lionesses.

German women’s national team in a match against Morocco. (Featured photo: Reproduction/SofiekevanBilsen/DFB


Another interesting fact is that in addition to the world champions arriving strong for this match, they never lost any opening game for the World Cup. In total, they add up to 7 wins and 1 draw in 8 games.

Moroccan Retrospect

Despite winning second place in the African Cup of Nations and qualifying for the World Cup, Morocco has not scored in 6 games, including today. Its main name is the player Ghizlane Chebbak, daughter of the former player, Labir Chebbak, who made history in the 70s. The Moroccan was even elected as the best player in the African Cup of Nations.

Moroccan women’s national team in a match against Germany. (Featured photo: Reproduction/@fifa/Instagram)

Even with the defeat, Morocco is eternalized in history. It made its debut in a World Cup and also became the first Arab country to play in a Women’s World Cup.


next opponents

Germany will face Colombia this Sunday (30), at 06:30, Brasilia time, in order to win the classification, while Morocco will face South Korea on the same day, at 01:30, Brasilia time, aiming for victory to still have a chance in the world cup.

Featured photo: Alexandra Popp celebrates one of the goals in Germany v Morocco at the Women’s World Cup. Playback/REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)


Germany 6-0 in Morocco’s World Cup opener

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