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Five FCB players in the last 16 - Germany eliminated

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A bitter end to the group stage: The DFB women have been knocked out of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 after a 1-1 draw against South Korea. For five other FC Bayern players, the dream of winning the trophy lives on. has a round-up of the group stage of the World Cup.

Group H: Germany knocked out after a draw

Klara Buehl, FC Bayern Women
No way through: Klara Bühl and the DFB team could not manage more than a 1-1 draw against South Korea.

For the Germany Women, the mission to win the World Cup for the third time has met a premature end. After a 1-1 draw against South Korea, the DFB team were knocked out of Group H with four points. Germany went behind after just six minutes, but Alexandra Popp equalised before the break. In the second half, the team featuring FCB players Lea Schüller, Klara Bühl, Sydney Lohmann and Lina Magull failed to score the winning goal they needed. Their opponents in their opening game, Morocco, beat group winners Colombia 1-0 in the parallel match, securing the Moroccans' passage to the round of 16 for a second time.

Group G: Eriksson and Sweden progress without dropping a point

Sweden, Magdalena Eriksson
Magdalena Eriksson has featured in every match for Sweden.

Going into the final matchday and the game against Argentina, there was only a mathematical danger of the Swedish national team, featuring Bayern's new signing Magdalena Eriksson, not finishing top of their group. The Scandinavians continued to show no signs of weakness in their third match, beating the South Americans 2-0. The Swedes end the group stage with nine points and a goal difference of 9:1. Next up are the US Women in the round of 16.

Group E: Netherlands win and edge USA

It was all about securing first place in Group E For Jill Baijings and the Netherlands on Tuesday in their game against Vietnam, who had already been eliminated. The Oranje Leeuwinnen were clinical in their 7-0 win, which meant they finished above the USA, who were unable to manage more than a 0-0 draw against World Cup debutants Portugal. The Dutch will now face Group G runners-up South Africa on Sunday 6 August (04:00 CEST).

Group D: Stanway and Harder progress

Pernille Harder
Captain Pernille Harder scored the important 1-0 against Haiti with a penalty kick.

Both Georgia Stanway and England and Pernille Harder and Denmark are through to the last 16 of the World Cup. After England's 1-0 win in their Matchday 2 encounter with the Danes, Stanway and Co. also wrapped up the group win with a 6-1 victory over China on Tuesday. Harder captained the Danes to a 2-0 win over Haiti, scoring the all-important 1-0 in the first half. The Lionesses now face surprise team Nigeria at 09.30 CEST on Monday, followed by Denmark and co-hosts Australia at 12.30 CEST.

Group A: Norway with a resounding win in the knockout stage

Norway, Tuva Hansen
Tuva Hansen's Norway will face Japan in the round of 16.

The Norwegians featuring Tuva Hansen also progressed to the next round in impressive fashion. With a 6-0 win over World Cup newcomers Philippines, the Norwegians secured second place ahead of co-hosts New Zealand and behind Switzerland. Hansen and her teammates now face Japan in the round of 16 on Saturday (10:00 CEST). The team captained by former Bayern player Saki Kumagai finished the group stage with nine points and an outstanding 11-1 goal difference.

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