Saturday, 20 August 2016


The Germany ladies  have completed their mission in Rio; wining their first ever Olympic gold medal in women’s football on Friday night.

A superior second-half performance did the magic for Germany as they beat Sweden 2-1 at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
The Germans, ranked No2 in the world, scored twice in the second half, and although the Swedes got a goal back they could not snatch an equaliser that would have taken the game into extra time.
The win meant Germany went unbeaten in the tournament and lifted them into an elite group alongside the United States and Norway as the only teams to win both the Women’s World Cup and the Olympics.
Germany failed to qualify for the Olympics in 2012 but won the bronze the last three times they played, in 2000, 2004 and 2008.
“This is something completely new, so this is definitely a new summit for German women’s football,” said German coach Silvia Neid, who is retiring after the Olympics. “I really don’t have words to describe this, it doesn’t matter if it’s the World Cup or Euros, this is what you have earned through your hard work over weeks and months. It’s really crazy when you get to the end. When you have finally reached your goal it is pure joy.
This many feel would be a morale booster for the Germany male team that eliminated Nigeria in the semi final and now have to conquer hosts, Brazil in the Gold medal match.
Interestingly, neither Germany nor Brazil have won the Olympic gold medal and they will both be looking forward to setting a record at the Rio 2016 Games.

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