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Women's German Football Association in the Olympic Games against the USA, Australia and Zambia

Women's German Football Association in the Olympic Games against the USA, Australia and Zambia

As of: April 10, 2024 at 9:40 AM

German footballers have taken on difficult tasks at the Olympic Games.

The European champion will meet four-time Olympic champions the United States, Australia and Zambia in Group Two. This was the result of the draw on Wednesday evening (March 20, 2024) in Paris.

However, interim national coach Horst Hrubesch was optimistic: “I am actually very satisfied. With Australia you know what to expect. In the United States of America, we also know what is happening. Zambia or Morocco as a third match would fit well“Hrubisch said”This should also be a possible combination for us.

The matches will be held twice, in Marseille (July 25 and 28) and in Saint-Etienne (July 31). The top two teams in each group qualify for the Olympic quarter-finals, and the top two third teams also qualify for the quarter-finals.

Zambia and Nigeria prevail

Zambia won the Olympic qualifiers in the second leg in Morocco with a score of 2-0 after extra time, after losing 1-2 in the first leg. Germany lost 3-2 to Zambia in a World Cup rehearsal last year.

Nigeria obtained its second Olympic ticket with a goalless draw in South Africa after winning 1-0 in their first meeting.

The last European ticket has been secured

The division into pots was based on ranking in the world rankings. Since there were two European teams in Pot One, it was already clear before the draw was made that Germany would join the USA group from Pot Two.

With an away victory in the match for third place in the Nations League in the Netherlands (2-0), Germany, the 2016 Olympic champion, obtained the final European ticket to the medal fight in Paris (July 25 to August 10). . .

German games at a glance:

July 25, 7pm: Germany – Australia (Marseille)

July 28, 9 pm: USA – Germany (Marseille)

July 31, 7pm: Zambia – Germany (Saint-Etienne)

Other groups:

A: France, Colombia, Canada, New Zealand

A: Spain, Japan, Nigeria, Brazil