Women's World Cup: Germany & Norway advance with wins
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Germany and Norway secured their places in the knockout stages of the Women's World Cup with comfortable wins over Thailand and Ivory Coast respectively in their final Group B games.
Substitute striker Lena Petermann headed two goals as Germany racked up 34 attempts at goal in a 4-0 win.
Runners-up Norway will next play the team that finishes second in Group F - England's pool - after Ada Hegerberg scored twice in a 3-1 victory.
Thailand could also make the last 16.
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A brave defensive effort by Thailand limited the Germans to just a 1-0 lead at half-time and the Asian side's win over the Ivory Coast earlier in the tournament ensures they finish third in the group.
Four third-placed teams with the best records from the groups will also progress to the knockout stages.
Defending champions Germany topped the group courtesy of a goal difference that had been boosted by their 10-0 win over the Ivory Coast in their opening match.
While they didn't come close to such a comprehensive scoreline against Thailand, the defending champions' aerial threat proved decisive.
Melanie Leupolz's precise looping header was the only goal of the first half before Petermann came off the bench to meet crosses from Bianca Schmidt and Melanie Behringer for her first international goals.
Sara Daebritz's close-range finish rounded off the win.
A superb long-range effort from Ange Nguessan in the 71st minute was too little too late for an Ivory Coast side that had slipped 3-0 down to Norway after Solveig Gulbrandsen added to Hegerberg's brace.
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