June 24, 2024

Daily Women’s World Cup: Germany and Brazil put on scoring clinics

Germany got on the scoresheet in their opening match of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup on Monday, and Brazil looked as strong as any team in the competition so far.

Here’s a recap of everything that happened in Day 5 of the Women’s World Cup and a preview of what to expect on Day 6.

WHAT YOU COULD LOSE

— Giulia Dragoni was Italy’s youngest ever player to appear in the Women’s World Cup at the age of 16. The record was previously held by Rita Guarino, who was 20 years and 297 days when she played against Norway 32 years ago in 1991, according to FIFA.

— Argentina remains undefeated in the Women’s World Cup with a 0W-2D-8L record in 10 games.

Read more: World Cup NOW: Will Italy or Sweden win Group G?

Italy vs. Argentina Highlights | 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Germany were the only team in the history of the Women’s World Cup to record seven games with six more goals. Norway is next best with five such matches.

Read more: Germany vs. Morocco highlights: Germany lead 6-0

Germany vs Morocco Highlights | 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Germany vs Morocco Highlights |  2023 FIFA Women's World Cup

Ary Borges became the first player to score a hat-trick in this year’s tournament and the first Brazilian ever to score a hat-trick in her Women’s World Cup debut. Only four other Brazilians have ever scored a hat-trick in a Women’s World Cup.

— Marta came on in the 74th minute and was present at her sixth Women’s World Cup.

Brazil’s Marta makes her SIXTH Women’s World Cup appearance after being crushed against Panama

Brazil's Marta makes her SIXTH Women's World Cup appearance after being crushed against Panama

Read more: Brazil vs Panama highlights: Ary Borges gives Brazil a 4-0 win

Brazil vs Panama Highlights | 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Brazil vs Panama Highlights |  2023 FIFA Women's World Cup

— The United States is confident Rose Lavelle will build on her World Cup legend at this year’s tournament. Why? “I think she just owns it,” US captain Lindsey Horan said.

Read more: Why the USWNT believes Rose Lavelle is primed for a World Cup encore

– Finishing is an art, but it also takes a ton of work behind it, USWNT Carli Lloyd told FOX Sports. “You don’t suddenly come to an end by working on it for a few days,” Lloyd said.

Read more: Carli Lloyd explains the ‘art of the finish’, where the USWNT can improve

If there’s one thing you can bet on from the USWNT at the Women’s World Cup, it’s that their games will be physical. “That’s how the competition is,” said Julie Ertz.

Read more: USWNT edge against Netherlands? To inspire fear

RECALLING THE ACTION

Aid of the Day: Easy-peasy!

Ary Borges didn’t even have to leave the ground to get his head on Debinha’s perfectly placed cross. It doesn’t get much easier than that.

Ary Borges of Brazil scored a goal against Panama in 19′

Ary Borges of Brazil scored a goal against Panama in 19'

His second goal required much more effort.

Ary Borges of Brazil scored a goal against Panama in 39′

Ary Borges of Brazil scored a goal against Panama in 39'

Save the Day: Duarte comes up big

Argentina was very came close to scoring an equalizer in the 92nd minute from a free kick on Monday, but Italian goalkeeper Francesca Durante reacted and saved the powerful effort. Her teammates were quick to celebrate with her when the ball went out of bounds.

Goal of the Day: Pop star

Alexandra Popp now holds the title for the fastest goal at this year’s competition (10 minutes, 45 seconds), beating Stefanie van der Gragt (12 minutes, 38 seconds) …

Germany’s Alexandra Popp scores a goal against Morocco in 11′

Germany's Alexandra Popp scores a goal against Morocco in 11'

… but it’s not technically the Goal of the Day.

Must See Moment: Play Bonito

Maybe this was the Goal of the Day and Assist of the Day, but instead, the stunning goal of the Brazilian team is a Must-See Moment of the Day.

Bia Zaneratto of Brazil scored a goal against Panama in 48 ‘ | 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Bia Zaneratto of Brazil scored a goal against Panama in 48 ' |  2023 FIFA Women's World Cup

JUST LOOKING

FOX Sports research numbers in the know

2006 — The year Ji So-yun made her debut for South Korea at the age of 15. The seven-time Asian Women’s Footballer of the Year is now South Korea’s all-time goalscoring leader with 67 goals. Ji won 6 WSL titles with Chelsea before returning home to join Suwon last year.

Group H: Colombia vs South Korea (coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET, kickoff at 10 p.m. on FS1 and the FOX Sports app)

12 — WWC host nation’s unbeaten streak (10W, 2D) in group stage. The last time the host nation lost a group stage match was China in 2007. Brazil beat the Steel Roses 4-0, the biggest win ever for a WWC host nation.

Group A: New Zealand vs Philippines (coverage begins at 1 a.m. ET, kickoff at 1:30 a.m. on FS1 and the FOX Sports app)

25 — Switzerland earned points in World Cup qualifying – the most by any European country that did not receive an automatic spot at WWC 2023. The Swiss finished second to Italy in Group G, then beat Wales (2-1) in the playoffs to reach Australia/New Zealand.

Group A: Switzerland vs Norway (coverage begins at 3:30 a.m. ET, kickoff at 4 a.m. on FS1 and the FOX Sports app)

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