Germany beat Sweden to lift World Cup

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:48 IST

Germany have won the Women's World Cup thanks to a Nia Kuenzer golden goal which gave them a 2-1 victory over Sweden in Carson, California.

Germany beat Sweden to lift World Cup

Carson:

Germany have won the Women's World Cup thanks to a Nia Kuenzer golden goal which gave them a 2-1 victory over Sweden in Carson, California on Sunday. Sweden took the lead in the first half through Hanna Ljungberg who went past two German defenders, and fired past Silke Rottenberg for her third goal of the tournament. Their lead was short lived, however, as Germany equalised in the 46th minute. Maren Meinert's shot caught Joensson's right leg, but still went in. Germany almost found a winner in the 75th minute. But this time Joensson's touch from Meinert's shot proved crucial, deflecting the ball onto the crossbar and away. In extra time, though, Germany did find a winner. Renate Lingor's freekick was met by substitute Nia Kuenzer, and her header evaded the outstretched hand of Joensson for the golden goal. It gave Germany their first ever Women's World Cup trophy.(AP)

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