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Germany wrap up perfect qualifying campaign

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Germany already booked their place at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada next year over the weekend and with a 2:0 win against Ireland on the last matchday they made it a perfect campaign. The result made it 10 wins from 10 games for Germany as they finnish top of their group with 30 points and a goal difference of +58, the highest among European teams in qualifying. 

The match featured another notable landmark. In her 100th appearance for the national team, FC Bayern captain Melanie Behrringer also scored the opening goal. Fellow Bayern teammate Melanie Leupolz also played in the match as coach Silvia Neid's team showed their soccer prowess from the start the way they have throughout qualifying. Behringer is only one of 20 national team players to have reached the 100-match milestone. It was also her 25th goal for her country.

FC Bayern teammates Nora Holstad (Norway who were already qualified) and Vivianne Miedema (Netherlands) with the latter winning 2:0 and thus securing a play-off spot. In the play-offs Miedema could more FC Bayern teammates in Italy's Raffaella Manieri and Katja Schroffenegger. Already qualified were Vanessa Bürki and Carolin Abbé who also topped their group. Unfortunately Tinja Korpela (Finnland) along with Viktoria Schnaderbeck and Manuela Zinsberger (Austria) did not make it.

The first stage of the play-offs will take place at the end of October.