It was a sign of things to come for eventual champions Japan as Aya Miyama’s well-placed free kick was a worthy winner in their opening match against New Zealand.
One of the most exciting matches in women’s soccer history saw Marta and Abby Wambach trade dramatic extra time goals before Hope Solo emerged as a hero for the USA
Emily Van Egmond’s blast was the pick of Australia’s three goals, while Equatorial Guinea’s Anonman showed off true poacher’s skill in bagging a double. FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011™,
Christine Sinclair’s brilliant free kick was not enough for Canada to stop a rampant Germany, who got goals from Kerstin Garefrekes and Celia Okoyino Da Mbabi to open the tournament.
Heather O’Reilly’s blasted opener was the pick of a trio of long-range goals for the United States as they coasted past Colombia in high style. FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany
Marie-Laure Delie scored the only goal of the match after a slick team move, and that proved enough for France to beat an ambitious Nigeria. FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany