Preview: Korea Republic Women vs Germany Women

Korea Republic Women vs Germany Women | August 3, 2023

Korea Republic and Germany wrap up their 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup group stage campaign at the Suncorp Stadium on Thursday (August 3).

The Koreans started their campaign with a 2-0 defeat against Colombia and followed it up with a 1-0 loss to debutants Morocco last week. Ibtissam Jraidi’s sixth-minute strike inspired the North Africans to all three points.

Germany, meanwhile, commenced their tournament with a comfortable 6-0 bashing of Morocco. They followed that up with a 2-1 defeat against Colombia in one of the upsets of the tournament.

Linda Caicedo put the South American side ahead in the 52nd minute before Alexandra Poop leveled matters from the spot in the 89th minute. Manuela Vanegas rose highest to head home a corner in the seventh minute of injury time to give Colombia the win.

The defeat saw Germany drop to second spot in Group H with three points, while Korea are bottom of the standings with zero points.

Key Numbers

This will be the first meeting between the two sides.
Korea have lost ten of their last 12 World Cup games.
Germany’s last five win at the World Cup have come with a clean sheet. Korea have conceded at least twice in their last three games against European opposition.
Germany’s last five games have produced at least three goals.
Germany have made it to at least the quarterfinal in the previous eight World Cups.

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