Germany disappointed but proud of overall performance

Despite missing out on qualifying for the semi-final of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup, Germany is proud of its overall performance in the tournament.

The reigning champions bowed out of the tournament after going down to France 1-0 in the last quarter final match.

Germany coach Maren Meinert said it was a challenging game she expected to see, although disappointing but she was proud of her players’ performance.

“Despite the loss my team played very well especially in the second half.

“But France scored a wonderful goal from a corner kick because of our weak backline.

“My girls are very upset for sure but one team has to lose and unfortunately it was Germany,” she said.

France heads into the semi-final to play Japan while Korea DPR will take on the United States on Tuesday, November 29.

Coach Meinert said it will be a good competition between the four teams vying for the World Cup because they’re all great teams, but she hopes European team France can make it through to the final.

Quintina Naime