Women's World Cup - Group B
Germany Women1Norway Women1

Germany Women 1-1 Norway Women

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Women's World Cup 2015 highlights: Germany 1-1 Norway

Two-time champions Germany were held to a Women's World Cup draw by Norway in Ottawa, Canada.

Having thrashed Ivory Coast 10-0 in their first match, Germany took just six minutes to go ahead through Anja Mittag's dinked finish.

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But Maren Mjelde equalised for Norway in the second half with a beautifully curled free-kick into the top corner.

In the other Group B match, Thailand came from behind to win 3-2 against Ivory Coast, who are eliminated.

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Ange Nguessan put the African side ahead in the fourth minute but two goals from Orathai Srimanee and one from Thanatta Chawong put Thailand in charge.

Josee Nahi pulled a late goal back for Ivory Coast, who then hit the crossbar and missed a chance to equalise in stoppage time.

In Group A, the Netherlands suffered a shock 1-0 defeat against China as Wang Lisi scored a last minute winner.

Germany hit double figures in their opening Group B game and dominated the first half, but could only follow it up by taking a point, despite having 27 shots in the match.

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Ranked one in the world, Germany have been touted as one of the favourites for the tournament and won the title in 2003 and 2007. Having collected four points from their first two games, they top the table on goal difference ahead of Norway.

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Both teams are now expected to go through to the last-16, after the Norwegians beat Thailand 4-0 in their first game, with the team finishing second in the group going on to face the second-placed team in England's group.

Mittag bagged a hat-trick in the first match and quickly got on the scoresheet again, netting from close range after Ingrid Hjelmseth failed to hold on to Dzsenifer Marozsan's shot.

Despite being on top, the Germans were unable to add to their solitary goal and were punished when Saskia Bartusiak brought down Isabel Herlovsen on the edge of the area, and Mjelde stepped up to stroke in the equaliser.

Line-ups

Germany Women

  • 1Angerer
  • 4Maier
  • 5Krahn
  • 3BartusiakBooked at 59mins
  • 22Kemme
  • 20Goeßling
  • 10Marozsán
  • 6LaudehrSubstituted forLotzenat 66'minutes
  • 11MittagSubstituted forBremerat 80'minutes
  • 18PoppSubstituted forDäbritzat 70'minutes
  • 13Sasic

Substitutes

  • 2Schmidt
  • 7Behringer
  • 8Bremer
  • 9Lotzen
  • 12Schult
  • 14Peter
  • 15Cramer
  • 16Leupolz
  • 17Henning
  • 19Petermann
  • 21Benkarth
  • 23Däbritz

Norway Women

  • 1Hjelmseth
  • 6Mjelde
  • 3Lund
  • 2Thorisdottir
  • 13Wold
  • 14Schjelderup
  • 4ImsSubstituted forGulbrandsenat 45'minutes
  • 17Mykjaland
  • 19MindeSubstituted forThorsnesat 60'minutes
  • 9HerlovsenSubstituted forHaaviat 90+1'minutes
  • 21Hegerberg

Substitutes

  • 5Karlseng Utland
  • 7Ronning
  • 8Gulbrandsen
  • 10Sonstevold
  • 11Holstad Berge
  • 12Vesterbekkmo
  • 15Sandvei
  • 16Thorsnes
  • 18Bjanesoy
  • 20Haavi
  • 22Hansen
  • 23Fiskerstrand
Referee:
Teodora Albon
Attendance:
18,987

Match Stats

Home TeamGermany WomenAway TeamNorway Women
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home27
Away4
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away13

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Canada Women11001013
2Netherlands Women11001013
3China Women100101-10
4New Zealand Women100101-10

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany Women2110111104
2Norway Women21105144
3Thailand Women100104-40
4Ivory Coast Women1001010-100

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cameroon Women11006063
2Japan Women11001013
3Switzerland Women100101-10
4Ecuador Women100106-60

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1USA Women11003123
2Nigeria Women10103301
3Sweden Women10103301
4Australia Women100113-20

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brazil Women11002023
2Costa Rica Women10101101
3Spain Women10101101
4South Korea Women100102-20

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1France Women11001013
2Colombia Women10101101
3Mexico Women10101101
4England Women100101-10
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