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Germany ease into Women’s World Cup quarters

Germany are safely through to the quarter-finals at the Women’s World Cup in Canada. Coach Silvia Neid’s team faced Sweden, ranked fifth in the world, and eased to a 4-1 victory to book a place in next Friday’s last eight meeting with the  winners of the France v South Korea Round of 16 tie. A 22,486 crowd saw Anja Mittag (24) and Celia Sasic (36, pen) make the score 2-0 at half-time, with Munich duo Leonie Maier and Melanie Leupolz starting the match. Sasic completed her brace 12 minutes from the end and Dzsenifer Marozsan added an 88th-minute fourth for Neid’s side, with Linda Sembrant having pulled one back for the Swedes on 82 minutes. Lena Lotzen appeared as a late replacement, with FCB captain Melanie Behringer an unused sub on this occasion.