YOUNG TAL­ENT

World Soccer - - Women's Football -

The emer­gence of young tal­ent was one of the high­lights of the Olympic tour­na­ment. Win­ners Ger­many had a youth­ful ac­cent, while Canada look to have a bright fu­ture, with Ash­ley Lawrence, Kadeisha Buchanan, Deanne Rose, Ja­nine Beckie and Jessie Flem­ing all im­press­ing. Swe­den’s Stina Black­ste­nius is another name to re­mem­ber. Not that is was all about young­sters. Formiga, at 38, was out­stand­ing in Brazil’s mid­field, Hed­vig Lin­dahl’s goal­keep­ing took Swe­den to the Fi­nal, and Golden Boot win­ner Me­lanie Behringer’s five goals from mid­field went a long way to en­sur­ing Ger­man suc­cess.

Golden boot... Me­lanie Behringer

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