A stunning free kick from Maren Mjelde lifted Norway to a 1-1 tie against powerhouse Germany on Thursday, leaving both teams atop the Group B standings
In the 60th minute, a foul just outside the box led to a free kick for a side down, 1-0. Mjelde curled the ball over and to the far upper-left corner for the equalizer.
German striker Anja Mittag capitalized on the rebound to score the opening goal of the match in the sixth minute. Dzsneifer Marozsan tried a shot from distance and it bounced off the hands of the Norwegian keeper. Mittag pounced onto the rebound and opened the scoresheet.
Germany controlled the first half, outshooting Norway, 19-1. Norway had a chance parried away by keeper Nadine Angerer in the waning minutes of the half. A long ball to Isabell Herlovsen split two German defenders but her close-range shot was blocked out by the Thorns keeper.
Germany (1-0-1; 4 pts) vs. Norway (1-0-1; 4 pts)
June 11, 2015- Landsdowne Stadium, Ottawa, Canada
Scoring by Period 1 2 F
Germany 1 0 1
Norway 0 1 0
GER: Saskia Bartusiak (caution) 59’
GER: Nadine Angerer, Saskia Bartusiak, Leonie Maier, Annike Krahn, Simone Laudehr (Lena Lotzen 66’), Dzsenifer Marozan, Anja Mittag (Pauline Bremer 80’), Celia Sasic, Alexandra Popp (Sara Daebritz 70’), Lena Goessling, Tabea Kemme
NOR: Ingrid Hjelmseth, Maria Thorisdottir, Marita Skammelsrud Lund, Gry Tofte Ims (Solveig Gulbrandsen 46’), Maren Mjelde, Isabell Herlovsen (Emilie Haavi 90+2’, Ingrid Moe Wold, Ingrid Schjelderup, Kristine Minde (Elise Thorsnes 60’), Ada Hegerberg
Thailand 3, Cote D’Ivoire 2
Thailand earned its first win in World Cup history, defeating fellow World Cup debutante Cote D’Ivoire, 3-2.
After a Cote D’Ivoire corner kick in the fourth minute, Ange Nguessan opened the scoring for Cote D’Ivoire amidst plenty of chaos in the box.
Thailand responded in imposing fashion with three unanswered goals – and a bit of luck.
In the 26th minute, Thai midfielder Anootsara Maijaren drove the ball to the goal line and delivered a cross which Orathai Srimanee headed in for the equalizer. It was Srimanee’s first international goal and the first of two for the night. Srimanee, despite being blatantly offside, headed the ball off the underside of the crossbar for the go-ahead goal in first-half stoppage time.
Thailand caught a second break in the 75th minute when Cote D’Ivoire goalkeeper Dominique Thiamale was caught out of position after challenging Maijaren, who was was clearly in an offsides position when the ball was played. Maijaren’s cross went over Thiamale and Thanatta Chawong was able to get on the other end of it to give Thailand a two-goal lead.
Cote D’Ivoire forward Josee Nahi cut that lead in half in the waning minutes, beating three defenders to make the score 3-2 with two minutes left in regulation.
Cote D’Ivoire had their final chance smack off the crossbar, the third time in the game, keeping the game in Thailand’s favor.
Cote d’Ivoire (0-2-0; 0 pts) vs Thailand (1-1-0; 3 pts)
June 8, 2015- Landsdowne Stadium, Ottawa, Canada
Scoring by Period 1 2 F
Cote d’Ivoire 1 1 2
Thailand 2 1 3
CIV: Jessica Aby (caution) 90+4’
CIV: Dominique Thiamale, Fatou Coulibaly, Djelika Coulibaly, Rita Akaffou (Rebecca Elloh 46’), Ines Nrehy, Ange Nguessan, Ida Guehai (Jessica Aby 81’), Fernande Tchetche, Christine Louhoues, Binta Diakite (Josee Nahi 34’), Raymonde Kacou
THA: Waraporn Boonsing, Natthakarn Chinwong (Darut Changplook 90+7’), Duangnapa Sritala, Pikul Khueanpet, Silawan Intamee, Warunee Phetwiset, Sunisa Srangthaisong, Orathai Srimanee (Thanatta Chawong 73’), Anootsara Maijaren, Kanjana Sung-Ngoen, Nisa Romyen (Rattikan Thongsombut 43’)