Women’s World Cup: Germany, China into last eight

first_imgGermany moved into the quarter-finals at the Women’s World Cup with a 4-1 thrashing of Sweden in Canada.Celia Sasic netted a brace for Silvia Neid’s team as the two-time champions eased through at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa, Ontario.Sasic has scored an equal tournament-high five goals, while she also set up Anja Mittag for the opener.Linda Sembrant gave Sweden hope, but Dzsenifer Marozsan sealed Germany’s win late on.A turnover of possession led to Mittag’s opener as she took a Sasic pass before finding the bottom corner from 20 yards in the 24th minute.Sasic’s side-footed penalty doubled Germany’s lead in the 35th minute and she struck again late on, heading in a rebound from close range.There was hope for Sweden when Sembrant headed in a Therese Sjogran set-piece, but Marozsan ended the contest with a fine goal.Germany will face either France or South Korea in the last eight. In Edmonton, a 12th-minute goal from Wang Shanshan was enough for China to claim a 1-0 win over Cameroon.The winner of United States-Colombia will meet China.–last_img read more