Soccer World Cup 2003 / Germany - Fußball-Europameisterschaft 2021/Deutschland

This article covers the German national team at the 2003 Women's World Cup in the USA .

qualification

In qualifying, the German team met England , the Netherlands and Portugal . The German team won all games and only conceded one goal. In the home game against Portugal, Conny Pohlers was the first player to score five goals in an international match.

Rang Land Tore Points
1 GermanyGermany Germany 30:1 18
2 EnglandEngland England 9:6 8
3 NetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands 6:16 4
4 PortugalPortugal Portugal 4:26 4
Germany - England 3:1 (3:1)
1:0 M. Müller (4.), 2:0 Smisek (7.), 3:0 Smisek (11.),
3:1 Yankey (49.)
Germany - Portugal 9:0 (5:0)
1: 0 Pohlers (2nd), 2: 0 Künzer (6th), 3: 0 M. Müller (12th),
4: 0 Pohlers (25th), 5: 0 M. Müller (26th), 6 : 0 Pohlers (57.),
7: 0 Pohlers (62.), 8: 0 Pohlers (84.), 9: 0 M. Müller (90.)
Netherlands - Germany 0:3 (0:1)
0: 1 P. Wunderlich (9th), 0: 2 Prinz (53rd), 0: 3 Mensink
(62nd, own goal)
Germany - Netherlands 6:0 (3:0)
1-0 Wiegmann (4th, penalty), 2-0 Wiegmann (32nd),
3-0 Prinz (41st), 4-0 Prinz (49th), 5-0 Prinz (84th),
6-0 Wiegmann (90.)
Portugal - Germany 0:8 (0:3)
0: 1 P. Wunderlich (6th), 0: 2 Lingor (11th), 0: 3 Stegemann
(39th), 0: 4 Grings (49th), 0: 5 Lingor (57th), 0: 6 P. Wunderlich (59th), 0: 7 Lingor (62nd), 0: 8 Prinz (85th)
England - Germany 0:1 (0:1)
0: 1 Gottschlich (40.)

Contingent

No. Name Club before the start of the World Cup birthday Games Tore Red card Yellow-red card Yellow card
goalkeeper
15 Nadine Angerer 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam 10.11.1978 0 0 0 0 0
01 Silke Rottenberg FCR 2001 Duisburg 25.01.1972 6 0 0 0 0
Defense
03 Linda Bresonik FCR 2001 Duisburg 07.12.1983 2 0 0 0 1
12 Sonja Fuss FFC Brauweiler Pulheim 05.11.1978 1 0 0 0 0
19 Stefanie Gottschlich VfL Wolfsburg 05.08.1978 6 1 0 0 0
17 Ariane Stallion 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam 25.07.1979 6 0 0 0 0
04 Nia Künzer 1. FFC Frankfurt 18.01.1980 4 1 0 0 1
13 Sandra Minnert 1. FFC Frankfurt 07.04.1973 6 2 0 0 0
02 Kerstin Stegemann FFC Heike Rheine 29.09.1977 6 0 0 0 0
midfield
18 Kerstin Garefrekes FFC Heike Rheine 04.09.1979 6 4 0 0 0
05 Steffi Jones 1. FFC Frankfurt 22.12.1972 3 0 0 0 0
06 Renate Lingor 1. FFC Frankfurt 11.10.1975 6 0 0 0 0
16 Viola Odebrecht 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam 11.02.1983 1 0 0 0 0
08 Sandra Smisek FSV Frankfurt 03.07.1977 1 0 0 0 0
10 Bettina Wiegmann ( captain ) FFC Brauweiler Pulheim 07.10.1971 6 2 0 0 0
07 Pia Wunderlich 1. FFC Frankfurt 26.01.1975 3 1 0 0 1
attack
14 Maren Meinert Boston Breakers 05.08.1973 6 4 0 0 1
11 Martina Muller SC 07 Bad Neuenahr 18.04.1980 2 2 0 0 0
20 Conny Pohlers 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam 16.11.1978 1 1 0 0 0
09 Birgit Prinz 1. FFC Frankfurt 25.10.1977 6 7 0 0 0
Trainer
Tina Theune-Meyer 04.11.1953

The German games

Soccer World Cup 2003 / Germany (USA 48)
Columbus (VR)
Columbus (VR)
Carson (F)
Carson (F)
Portland (VF+HF)
Portland (VF+HF)
Venues

Preliminary round

After just three minutes, the Canadians took the lead. The wake-up call came at the right time, and the German team played more concentrated from then on. Just before the break, Bettina Wiegmann managed to equalize. In the second half, Stefanie Gottschlich, Birgit Prinz and Kerstin Garefrekes made things clear. About 16,000 spectators saw the game in Columbus Crew Stadium .

Germany played in the following line-up: Rottenberg - Stegemann, Bresonik, Hingst (65th Künzer), Minnert - Wiegmann, Jones, Lingor (72nd Garefrekes), Gottschlich - Meinert, Prinz

Goals: 0: 1 Sinclair (3rd); 1: 1 Wiegmann (39th, hand penalty); 2: 1 S. Gottschlich (46.); 3: 1 prince (75th); 4: 1 Garefrekes (90th)

Before the second group game, Tina Theune-Meyer changed the starting XI only slightly. For Bresonik, Steffi Jones moved into the defense. Kerstin Garefrekes played from the start. The lively Japanese women were consistently put under pressure. With goals from Sandra Minnert and Birgit Prinz, it was already 2-0 at halftime. In the second half, the lead was only managed. Birgit Prinz made the final score with her third tournament goal. Bettina Wiegmann completed her 150th international match, setting the record for Lothar Matthäus .

Germany played in the following line-up: Rottenberg - Stegemann, Jones, Hingst (72nd Bresonik), Minnert - Garefrekes, Wiegmann (79th Künzer), Lingor, Gottschlich (64th Smisek) - Meinert, Prinz

Goals: 1-0 Minnert (23rd); 2: 0 Prince (36th); 3-0 Prince (66th)

Before the last group game, the German team was already the group winners. Nevertheless, Tina Theune-Meyer did not spare her regular staff and left the team unchanged. The Argentines, who had been scooped up until then, had no chance against the German superiority. The goals were scored by Maren Meinert (2), Martina Müller, Conny Pohlers, Birgit Prinz and Bettina Wiegmann. For Steffi Jones, however, the tournament was over after a cruciate ligament tear . About 10,000 spectators watched the match at the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium. Sandra Minnert completed her 100th international match.

Germany played in the following line-up: Rottenberg - Stegemann, Jones (62nd foot), Hingst, Minnert - Garefrekes (48th Pohlers), Wiegmann, Lingor, Gottschlich (46th M. Müller) - Meinert, Prinz

Goals: 1: 0 Meinert (2nd); 2: 0 Wiegmann (24th, foul penalty); 3: 0 Prince (32nd); 4: 0 Meinert (43rd); 4: 1 Gaitan (71st); 5: 1 Pohlers (89th); 6: 1 M. Müller (90.)

Quarter finals

  • October 2, 2003 in Portland (PGE Park)
    GermanyGermany Germany - Russia RussiaRussia 7:1 (1:0)

Due to the injury-related loss of Steffi Jones, Tina Theune-Meyer had to rebuild the defense. Sandra Minnert moved into central defense, but Stefanie Gottschlich occupied the position of left full-back. Maren Meinert moved to midfield and was replaced by Martina Müller in the attack.

The Russians were known for their rustic style and the German team had significant problems with it in the first half. Martina Müller was able to bring the German team into the lead before the break. After about an hour the Russian resistance was broken and there was a rifle festival. Birgit Prinz topped the top scorer list with her tournament hits five and six.

Germany played in the following line-up: Rottenberg - Stegemann, Hingst, Minnert, Gottschlich - Garefrekes, Wiegmann (56th Künzer), Lingor (82nd Odebrecht), Meinert - M. Müller (57th P. Wunderlich), Prinz

Goals: 1: 0 M. Müller (25th); 2: 0 Minnert (57th); 3: 0 P. Wunderlich (60th); 4-0 Garefrekes (62nd); 4: 1 Danilova (70th); 5: 1 prince (80th); 6: 1 Garefrekes (85th); 7: 1 Prince (89.)

Semifinals

  • October 5, 2003 in Portland (PGE Park)
    GermanyGermany Germany - USA United StatesUnited States 3:0 (1:0)

Tina Theune-Meyer changed the starting line-up again: Maren Meinert was ordered back into the storm. But Pia Wunderlich moved into midfield. The US girls went into the game as favorites. At the 1999 World Cup , the German team failed despite leading twice in the quarter-finals to the USA.

Kerstin Garefrekes put the German team in the lead after 15 minutes. In the following years, the German defense brought US stars like Mia Hamm and Kristine Lilly to despair. Silke Rottenberg shone through many parades. However, Maren Meinert and Birgit Prinz made the decision only in stoppage time.

Despite the fact that it was asleep at night, around 700,000 viewers followed the live broadcast on television, which corresponds to a market share of around 26%.

Germany played in the following line-up: Rottenberg - Stegemann, Hingst, Minnert, Gottschlich - Garefrekes, Wiegmann, Lingor, P. Wunderlich - Prinz, Meinert

Goals: 0: 1 Garefrekes (15th); 0: 2 Meinert (90th); 0: 3 Prince (90th +)

Finale

  • 12. Oktober 2003 in Carson (Home Depot Center)
    GermanyGermany Germany - Sweden SwedenSweden2: 1 n. V. (1: 0, 1: 1)

Tina Theune-Meyer sent the team unchanged into the final. Both teams started nervously and wanted to avoid mistakes. After Birgit Prinz missed several good opportunities, the Swedes took the lead in the 41st minute. After a pass from Victoria Svensson , Hanna Ljungberg scoredthe 1-0 for Sweden. With this result, we went into the break. 46 seconds had been played in the second half when Maren Meinert equalized. In the rest of the season, both teams had several good chances, but no goals were scored. In extra time, the German team played more forcefully. In the 98th minute, the German team received a free kick. Renate Lingor carried the leather into the penalty area and the substitute Nia Künzer scored the 2-1 with a header, which was later voted goal of the month by the spectators of the sports show and as the only goal of a woman to date as goal of the year . Germany was thus world champion.

Curiously, very few knew that the game was over thanks to Künzer's goal. Nobody knew exactly whether extra time would be played to the end or whether the golden goal rule was in effect. Only when the referee demanded the ball and congratulated the German players did everyone know. A short time later, Bettina Wiegmann raised the trophy in the air and each player could look forward to a bonus of 15,000 euros. Jürgen Klinsmann was one of the first to congratulate the locals. At its peak, 14 million viewers saw the game on their television sets. One day later the DFB delegation returned to Frankfurt am Main . Around 10,000 fans celebrated the world champions at the Frankfurt Römer. For Bettina Wiegmann, then a record national player, it was her 154th and last international match. It was also the last international match for Maren Meinert (92nd game).

Germany played in the following line-up: Rottenberg - Stegemann, Hingst, Minnert, Gottschlich - Garefrekes (76th M. Müller), Wiegmann, Lingor, P. Wunderlich (88th Künzer) - Meinert, Prinz

Sweden: Jönsson - Marklund, Törnqvist, Westberg, Larsson (76. Bengtsson) - Andersson (53. Sjögren), Östberg, Moström, Sjöström (53. Faderström) - Ljungberg, Svensson

Goals: 0: 1 Ljungberg (41st); 1: 1 Meinert (46th); 2: 1 Künzer (98./Golden Goal)