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Morocco Women becomes second team to record two own goals in FIFA Women’s World Cup history

Two-time World Cup winners Germany Women started the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 in a thrashing manner with a 6-0 win against Morocco Women. Also Morocco added an unwanted record and becomes second to record 2 own goals.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 24.07.2023
Morocco Women becomes second team to record two own goals in FIFA Womens World Cup history

Two-time World Cup winners Germany Women started the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 in a thrashing manner with a 6-0 win against Morocco Women in the Group H encounter. The World Cup debutants Morocco recorded two own goals in their tournament opener, the second time in FIFA Women’s World Cup history to experience more than one own goal from a team.

German skipper Alexandra Popp scored a brace in the first half. The VfL Wolfsburg striker scored both the 11th minute and 39th minute goals with her head.

In just 23 seconds of the second half, Klara Bühl made the scoreline 3-0 for the DFB Women's Team.


Hanane Aït El Haj and Yasmin Mrabet scored own goals


The situation went worse for Morocco with the next two own goals in the 54th minute and 79th minute. Defender Hanane Aït El Haj was the first guilty person in those own goals, while Yasmin Mrabet later added the second own goal.

In the final minute of the official regulation time, Lea Schüller made the scoreline 6-0 for the German side.

With the latest 6-0 win against Morocco, Germany recorded their joint third-biggest margin victory in their FIFA Women’s World Cup history.


Own goals in the FIFA Women’s World Cup: After Ecuador, Morocco scored two own goals in a match


Meanwhile, Morocco became the second team to record more than one own goal in a FIFA Women’s World Cup match history.

Ecuador was the first team to score two own goals in a Women’s World Cup match, when Angie Ponce scored two own goals against Switzerland in a 10-1 defeat during a Group Stage game of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015.


  • First time in the FIFA Women’s World Cup

So, the Germany vs Morocco match became the first game in the history of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, where two different players scored at least one own goal.


  • Germany equal Norway’s record for most own goals in favour of a team

In the history of FIFA Women’s World Cup, Germany have now equalled Norway’s record for most own goals in favour of a team. Both teams have enjoyed four own goals each in this competition history.

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