Women’s International Round-Up: France defeat Germany

France score against Germany
France defeated Germany 1-0 with a Kenza Dali goal. (Revierphoto via Imago)

The current round of women’s international games included 1-0 wins for France, Italy, Jamaica, Sweden and the USA.

France were 1-0 winners over Germany, thanks to a Kenza Dali effort just after the half-hour.

Italy edged the Netherlands 1-0, Cristiana Girelli the scorer after 14 minutes.

Sweden had a similar result against Norway, Stina Blackstenius with the only goal midway through the second half.

Denmark struck three times in a ten-minute first-half spell in a 3-2 victory 0ver Australia, aided by two own-goals. Tameka Yallop and goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold could only help the ball over their own goal-line, while Rikke Sevecke netted in-between. The Matildas hit back twice in the dying minutes, as Mary Fowler and Clare Polkinghorne made the score-line much tighter. The match brought a 100th cap for Matildas’ captain, Emily van Egmond.

Australia concede an own goal
Australia’s Tameka Yallop scoring in her own net in front of Denmark’s Stine Larsen. (Photo: Ulrik Pedersen via Imago)

Nigeria were beaten 1-0 by Jamaica, whose Deneisha Blackwood netted despite earlier having a penalty saved by Tochukwu Oluehi.

Spain’s Mariona Caldentey opened the scoring against Belgium a couple of minutes short of the interval. Alexia Putellas put away a spot-kick and Aitana Bonmati curled the ball home for a 3-0 result.

USA needed a 76th-minute Sam Mewis goal from a Christen Press corner to defeat Portugal 1-0.

USA celebrate goal v Portugal
Sam Mewis (3) celebrates her goal with Christen Press (23). (Photo: Trask Smith via Imago)

Japan scored four times in each half to thrash Ukraine 8-0, new Arsenal signing Mana Iwabuchi bagging a brace.

Other results:

8 June 

3-Nation Tournament

Belarus 6-0 Iran

10 June

Baltic Cup Semi-Finals

Estonia 1-1 Faroe Islands (4-5 on pens)
Lithuania 5-0 Latvia

Friendlies

Hungary 4-0 Serbia
Jordan 1-2 Tunisia
Malta 1-2 Montenegro
Morocco 3-0 Mali
Slovakia 1-0 Chile

Scotland Women win in Northern Ireland with Weir penalty

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