Germany wants to bounce back from their shocking defeat to Colombia in the final group match against South Korea at Brisbane.
KOR-W vs GER-W Match Details
Date: Thursday, 3 August 2023
Time: 15:30 (IST) / 20:00 (ACT)
Venue: Brisbane Football Stadium, Brisbane
KOR-W vs GER-W Match Preview
South Korea suffered another surprise loss in the Women’s World Cup, going down 1-0 against newbies Morocco. They already began the tournament with a 2-0 loss to Colombia and were on the cusp of exiting from the group stages. However, the South American nation going on to beat Germany leaves them with a slender opportunity to reach the knockouts. For that, they have to beat Die Nationalelf but with at least a five-goal margin and hope that Colombia fail to win against Morocco. Only a miracle could bail Colin Bell's side out of this situation having stayed bottom of their group with zero points, winless and scoreless. It was another grim display from South Korea as they failed to register any shot on target against the African nation. The blame could not rest solely on strikers as they were devoid of required services even after the tram enjoyed 60% of the possession. Their defensive vulnerabilities were exposed again even after fielding a new centre-back pairing. Losing their last six games in the finals, the AFC giants will concede another one to bow out of the tournament.
After thrashing Morocco 6-0 in the opener, few could have imagined Germany would fail to score from open play or even go on to lose against Colombia. Yet, in front of an incredible South American support in Sydney, Martina Voss-Tecklenburg's side went down 2-1 in the last minute of the game from a cracking header by Manuela Vanegas from a corner. Alexandra Popp had equalized from an 89th minute spot but it was all undone at the end after the Germans fell behind from a stunning finish by the 18-year-old sensation Linda Caicedo. Germany suffered their first-ever group stage defeat in their Women’s World Cup history which has jolted the squad. The only positive thing from the loss was they still remain in the top two position but they have to maintain their position in the final round of games. Their significant goal difference means they will still be able to qualify for their eighth consecutive knockout stage with a draw provided third place Morocco match the result with Colombia in the other match. Germany will want the CONMEBOL nation to win if they lose again. Having won eight of their last nine encounters with Asian opposition in the finals, the result seems unlikely against an out-of-form South Korean team.
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KOR-W vs GER-W Predicted Lineups
KOR-W: Jung-mi; Hye-ri, Hye-ji, Seo-yeon; Hyo-joo, Geum-min, So-Yun, So-Hyun, Sel-gi; Yu-ri, Eun-Seon
GER-W: Frohms; Huth, Hendrich, Hegering, Hagel; Oberdorf, Dabritz; Brand, Magull, Buhl; Popp
KOR-W vs GER-W Dream11 Team Prediction
GK: Frohms (7)
DEF: Huth (8), Hendrich (8.5), Sel-Gi (8.5)
MID: Geum-Min (8.5), Ji (9), Dabritz (8.5), Magull (9)
FW: Seon (8.5), Popp (9), Buhl (8)
Vice-captain: Ji So-Yun
Captain: Alexandra Popp