• FT

    Brazil

    1

    France

    1

  • FT

    Norway

    7

    Korea Republ

    1

  • FT

    Germany

    6

    Argentina

    1

  • FT

    Japan

    1

    Canada Women

    3

WOMEN'S WORLD CUP

RFK Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C., United States

* Local time based on your geographic location.

Germany Women

  • Maren Meinert 3'
  • Bettina Wiegmann 24' PEN
  • Birgit Prinz 32'
  • Maren Meinert 43'
  • Conny Pohlers 89'
  • Martina Mueller 90'

6 - 1

FT

Argentina Women

  • Yanina Gaitan 72'

Germany routs Argentina 6-1

WASHINGTON - Maren Meinert, this year's MVP of the WUSA,

had two goals and two assists Saturday as Germany completed a

perfect first round in the Women's World Cup by dominating

Argentina 6-1.

Germany (3-0) easily won Group C, outscoring its opponents 13-2,

and will play the second-place team from Group D in the

quarterfinals on Thursday in Portland, Ore.

Argentina (0-3) was outscored 15-1 in its first World Cup.

German midfielder and World Cup veteran Steffi Jones left the

game in the 62nd minute with a right knee injury. She was taken to

a hospital for X-rays and an MRI, but the preliminary diagnosis was

a torn ACL.

''It seems that she is out of the tournament,'' coach Tina

Theune-Meyer said.

It was obvious from the third minute _ when Meinert volleyed

Kerstin Stegemann's cross from 10 yards _ that the rout was on.

Bettina Wiegmann made it 2-0 with a penalty kick in the 24th after

Birgit Prinz was fouled.

Prinz then had the most spectacular goal of the game, a

falling-backward, half-bicycle kick from 10 yards that nestled just

inside the right post in the 32nd minute. Meinert got the assist on

Prinz' fourth goal of the tournament.

Meinert, who played for the WUSA's Boston Breakers and came out

of retirement from international play for this World Cup, scored in

the 43rd with a 20-yard drive that left goalkeeper Romina Ferro

standing still.

Argentina got its first World Cup goal in the 71st minute on

substitute Yanina Gaitan's volley from 20 yards.

German substitute Conny Pohlers scored in the 89th minute, and

substitute Martina Mueller's flying header off Meinert's pass

finished the scoring in second-half injury time.

Scoring Summary

  • Germany Women
  • Argentina Women

Match Stats

  • Germany Women
  • Argentina Women
0(0) Shots (on goal) 0(0)
0 Fouls 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Offsides 0
0% Time of Possession 0%
0 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
0 Saves 0

Teams

  • Germany Women
  • Argentina Women
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