Germany Women will look to claim consecutive victories when they face Colombia Women at the Sydney Football Stadium on Sunday. The Europeans began the Women’s World Cup 2023 with a comfortable victory over Morocco, while Colombia picked up all three points against South Korea.
Switzerland vs New Zealand
Date : 30/07/2023 (Sunday, July 30)
Venue : Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney, Australia
Time : 8:00 pm
IST : 3:30 pm
Live streaming : Fancode and DD sports
Germany started their World Cup campaign with a 6-0 victory over Morocco, it was a fairly dominanting performance from the 2022 Women’s Euro runners-up. Alex Popp opened the scoring for Germany in the first half, and scored a brace before Klara Buhl added a third within a minute of the restart.
The Germans were given a helping hand when two own goals were scored by Morocco and there was still time for Lea Schuller to score the sixth in the 90th minute.
Germany are well set to continue their record of reaching the knockout stages at every edition of the Women’s World Cup, and they could even secure their place in the last 16 with a game to spare.
Meanwhile, Colombia began their third Women’s World Cup finals with an important 2-0 victory over South Korea.
Catalina Usme scored the opener from the penalty box, before Linda Caicedo doubled her their lead with a long range effort in the 39th minute. The South Americans managed to see out the remainder of the contest to claim all three points and extend their unbeaten run to four games.
“Germany are physically strong and very good in the air. They scored a couple of goals against Morocco where they got to the byline and got the ball in quickly. We just have to play our usual game against them, by sticking to our style and keeping hold of the ball so they can’t hurt us like that.”
Mayra Ramirez, Colombia forward
They will now turn their attention to a difficult meeting against the Euro 2022 finalists, who are ranked as the second-best team in the world by FIFA. Colombia will advance to the knockout rounds if they can claim a surprise victory and South Korea pick up maximum points against Morocco.
With their six-goal demolition of Morocco, the Germans demonstrated that they mean business at Australia & New Zealand 2023 and intend to go all the way. Just as they did against the North Africans, they will be out to make the most of their power game and prowess in the air against a side whose main strength lies in their technical ability.
Nelson Abadia’s charges are brimming with confidence themselves after an impressive debut outing against Korea Republic, when the 18-year-old Linda Caicedo proved she is ready to shine on the big stage despite her young age. In the lead-up to Sunday’s game Abadia has already pointed to Germany’s physicality, and it remains to be seen whether Colombia will reprise the enterprising football that saw off the Koreans or adopt a more cautious approach.
Germany vs Colombia Possible Lineups
Germany Women possible starting lineup:
Frohms; Huth, Hendrich, Doorsoun-Khajeh, Hagel; Dabritz, Leupolz; Brand, Magull, Buhl; Popp
Colombia Women possible starting lineup:
Perez; C. Arias, Carabali, D. Arias, Vanegas; Bedoya, Montoya; Restrepo, Santos, Ramirez; Usme