Women's World Cup - Group B
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Germany Women put 10 past Ivory Coast Women

Germany began their bid to regain the Women's World Cup by putting 10 past Ivory Coast in Ottawa.

Celia Sasic scored a hat-trick and Anja Mittag netted twice as Germany were 5-0 up inside 35 minutes.

Mittag completed her treble after the break, with Simone Laudehr, Sara Dabritz, Melanie Behringer and Alexandra Popp all finding the net.

"We had judged them to be better than they were today," said Germany coach Silvia Neid.

Germany fell short of matching the record they set with an 11-0 win over Argentina in 2007.

They went on to defend the trophy they won four years earlier, but failed to reach the semi-finals on home soil in 2011.

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Now, the team at the top of the world rankings annihilated an Ivory Coast side who, at 67, are the lowest ranked in the tournament.

"We must forget the score from today, forget the negative points, and learn from this," said Ivory Coast coach Clementine Toure. "Playing the best team in the world is also the best way to learn for us."

Germany could have had more had they not wasted a host of chances in a desperately one-sided first half an hour.

Ivory Coast, making their tournament debut, were able to stem the tide for 30 minutes either side of the break and even had chances to get on the scoresheet.

Binta Diakite had a goal ruled out for a foul on German goalkeeper Nadine Angerer and Ange N'Guessan headed over when faced with an open goal.

But as the African side tired, more gaps opened in their defence, and Germany were able to add five more in the final 25 minutes.

Germany meet Norway, who beat Thailand 4-0, on Thursday.

Line-ups

Germany

  • 1Angerer
  • 4Maier
  • 5Krahn
  • 3Bartusiak
  • 22Kemme
  • 20Goeßling
  • 16LeupolzSubstituted forBehringerat 17'minutes
  • 6LaudehrSubstituted forPetermannat 73'minutes
  • 11Mittag
  • 18Popp
  • 13SasicSubstituted forDäbritzat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Schmidt
  • 7Behringer
  • 8Bremer
  • 9Lotzen
  • 10Marozsán
  • 12Schult
  • 14Peter
  • 15Cramer
  • 17Henning
  • 19Petermann
  • 21Benkarth
  • 23Däbritz

Ivory Coast

  • 16ThiamaleBooked at 40mins
  • 22Kacou
  • 21AguieBooked at 58mins
  • 2CoulibalyBooked at 70mins
  • 4KpahoSubstituted forTchetcheat 38'minutes
  • 6AkaffouBooked at 36mins
  • 12Guehai
  • 14NahiBooked at 86mins
  • 7EssohSubstituted forNrehyat 51'minutes
  • 11EllohBooked at 66minsSubstituted forN'Guessanat 72'minutes
  • 18Diakite

Substitutes

  • 1Saki
  • 3Coulibaly
  • 5Diakite
  • 8Nrehy
  • 9Niamien
  • 10N'Guessan
  • 13Tchetche
  • 15Lohoues
  • 17Cisse
  • 19Aby
  • 20Haidara
  • 23Djohore
Referee:
Carol Anne Chenard
Attendance:
20,953

Match Stats

Home TeamGermanyAway TeamIvory Coast
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home30
Away4
Shots on Target
Home17
Away1
Corners
Home12
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away29

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Canada11001013
2Netherlands11001013
3China100101-10
4New Zealand100101-10

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany1100100103
2Norway11004043
3Thailand100104-40
4Ivory Coast1001010-100

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cameroon00000000
2Ecuador00000000
3Japan00000000
4Switzerland00000000

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Australia00000000
2Nigeria00000000
3Sweden00000000
4USA00000000

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brazil00000000
2Costa Rica00000000
3South Korea00000000
4Spain00000000

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Colombia00000000
2England00000000
3France00000000
4Mexico00000000
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