Top-ranked Germany routs Thailand, 4-0
Lena Petermann scored twice in three minutes, and top-ranked Germany beat Thailand, 4-0, on Monday in Winnipeg, Canada, to advance to the round of 16 in the Women’s World Cup.
Melanie Leupolz put Germany ahead 1-0 in the 24th minute by heading in a corner kick.
Thailand, ranked 29th, hung within a goal behind a brilliant performance from keeper Waraporn Boonsing. But the Germans finally made it 2-0 on Petermann’s header in the 56th minute — a feat she repeated two minutes later.
Sara Daebritz later closed the scoring by tapping the ball into an open net.
Germany finished atop its group with a goal differential of plus-14.
Norway 3, Ivory Coast 1: Ada Hegerberg scored twice to secure Norway’s berth in the knockout stage with a win over Ivory Coast in Moncton, Canada.
Norway (2-0-1) moves on as the second team from Group B behind Germany, and it will play the second team from Group F.
Hegerberg scored the opening goal for Norway in the sixth minute, beating Ivory Coast goalkeeper Cynthia Djohore at the near post.
Hegerberg added her second with a left-footed kick in the 62nd minute, and Solveig Gulbrandsen put Norway up 3-0 in the 67th minute.
Ange Nguessan scored the only goal for Ivory Coast (0-3), a booming rightfooted blast from well outside the penalty box in the 71st minute.
THAILAND’S WARAPORN BOONSING knocks down the ball as Germany’s Lena Lotzen goes up for a header. Germany advanced to the round of 16.