Goosebumps moment after Germany’s maiden Women’s World Cup victory

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From: Alexander Kaidl

Germany beat Morocco 6-0 at the start of the Women’s World Cup. Alexandra Popp scored twice – and immediately thought of her late father.

July 24 update: DFB captain Alexandra Popp has dedicated ‘ET’ jubilation after her two goals in the World Cup opener against Morocco to her late father. She calls “in that sense home too,” Popp said after the DFB-Elf’s 6-0 (2-0) win in Melbourne, Australia.

“Especially because we are very far away at the moment,” explained the double scorer: The gesture is “not only for the people who are sitting in front of the television, but also for the people who are no longer with us and who were still important people for me”. I just think of her.

Sad Popp goal celebration: Goosebumps moment after Germany’s maiden Women’s World Cup victory

When asked who answered the phone at home during the celebration, the visibly touched goalscorer replied: “The one who picked up was my dad.”

According to the science fiction film “ET – The Extra-Terrestrial”, the attacker had formed a telephone with her fingers after her two goals (11th / 39th) and had stuck her hand to her ear. She stuck out the index finger of her other hand and looked up at the sky.

Alexandra Popp scored twice against Morocco – and sent her regards to her late father. © Xinhua / Imago

Germany set to play Morocco at start of Women’s World Cup

First report of July 22: Sydney – July 20 to August 20 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, where 32 football teams compete for the coveted World Cup trophy. The women of the DFB are among the favourites. After narrowly missing out on the European Championship title last year, expectations for the German team are high. This time, however, the field is bigger, as 32 teams are taking part in the FIFA Women’s World Cup compared to 24 teams in the previous edition in 2019. Moreover, for the first time in the history of the Women’s World Cup, the tournament will be hosted by two countries: Australia and New Zealand. Germany enters the World Cup against Morocco.

Who shows Germany vs Morocco live on TV and live?

  • Germany vs Morocco: July 24, 10:30 a.m.
  • The World Cup match will be broadcast live on ZDF.
  • The match will also be broadcast live on

Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand

The teams are divided into eight groups of four teams each. The top two teams from each group advance to the Round of 16, where they face the top two from the other groups in a knockout format. A total of 64 World Cup matches will be played in Australia and New Zealand.

The games are held in nine different locations and in ten stadiums. The German players will play their group matches in Australia, specifically in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The grand finale will take place in Sydney on August 20.

Lena Oberdorf
National coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg (left) and midfielder Lena Oberdorf. © Sebastian Gollnow/dpa

The eight groups of the Women’s World Cup

The composition of the group is as follows:

  • Group A: New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Switzerland
  • Group B: Australia, Ireland, Nigeria, Canada
  • Group C: Spain, Costa Rica, Zambia, Japan
  • Group D: England, Haiti, Denmark, China
  • Group E: United States, Vietnam, Netherlands, Portugal
  • Group F: France, Jamaica, Brazil, Panama
  • Group G: Sweden, South Africa, Italy, Argentina
  • Group H: Germany, Morocco, Colombia, South Korea

In addition to European champions England, the Americans are also serious title contenders. The United States team has already won the World Cup in 1991, 1999, 2015 and 2019 and is therefore the record champion. Winning another title this year would give the United States the opportunity to become the first team to win three consecutive world titles. The other favorites are Sweden, France, Canada, Spain, Brazil and Japan.

How far will Germany go in the Women’s World Cup?

The German national team has already proven that it is capable of winning titles. She has already lifted the World Cup in 1995 and 2007, while in 2019 she was eliminated in the quarter-finals. In addition to these successes, the German women’s team can also point to four Olympic medals: bronze in 2000 in Sydney, bronze in 2004 in Athens, bronze in 2008 in Beijing and gold in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. Additionally, a total of eight European Championship titles have been won, the most recent being in 2013.

In their planning, football fans should Time difference between Germany, Australia and New Zealand observe. While New Zealand is ten hours ahead of Germany, there are different time differences in Australia, depending on location. Perth is six hours ahead of Germany, Sydney and Melbourne eight hours. The matches will therefore take place between 3 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. according to German time.

Berlin (Germany) Perth (Australia) Adelaide (AUS) Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane (Australia) Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin, Hamilton (NZL)
12:00 p.m. 18.00 (+6h) 19.30 (+7.5h) 20.00 (+8h) 22.00 (+10h)

Women’s World Cup live on TV and streaming: Germany v Morocco is played live here

Fans have the opportunity to follow all 64 matches of the Women’s World Cup live on ARD and ZDF. The final on August 20 at 12:00 CEST will be broadcast live on ZDF.

Machine assistance was used for this article. The article has been carefully checked by the editor Alexander Kaindl before publication.

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