Created on 2015-06-10 at 17:00 PM
FC Bayern’s young forward Vivianne Miedema started for the Oranje in their 0-1 win over New Zealand in Group A. The Dutch took the lead in the first half hour of the game (33.) and held on to secure three points in their opening match. Miedema played for most of the match with Van De Sanden coming on for the Bayern player in the 81st minute. The Dutch are currently second in the group and face China PR on June 11.
FC Bayern defender Nora Holstad featured in the Norwegian starting lineup in their Group B opening match against newcomers Thailand. The Norwegians dominated the game and walked away with three points in their 4-0 win. Holstad came off in the 46th minute and will meet familiar faces as Norway take on a German team with several FCB teammates on Thursday.
Germany also had an impressive start to the tournament in their 10-0 blowout over newcomers Côte d’Ivoire. FC Bayern’s Leonie Maier and Melanie Leupolz started for the Germans while teammates Melanie Behringer, Lena Lotzen, and Sarah Däbritz were on the bench. Däbritz and Behringer came on and each contributed goals (75., 79.), in Germany’s first match of the tournament. Germany face Norway and FCB teammate Nora Holstad on Thursday.
Bayern forward Mana Iwabuchi watched as reigning world champions Japan took on a Switzerland captained by Bayern teammate Caroline Abbé; Vanessa Bürki looked on from the Swiss bench. Despite a strong performance by the Swiss, Japan held on to a 1-0 lead taking home all three points. Japan face Cameroon on Friday June 12 while Switzlerand take on Ecuador.
New Bayern signing Veronica Boquete captained her Spanish side to a 1-1 draw with Costa Rica in Spain’s World Cup debut. Brazil are up next for newcomers Spain on Saturday June 13.
FCB Players in Action
Vivianne Miedema (Group A)
June 11, 2015 at 6:00pm EST: China vs Netherlands
June 15, 2015 at 7:30pm EST: Netherlands vs Canada
Melanie Behringer, Lena Lotzen, Melanie Leupolz, Leonie Maier, Nora Holstad, Sarah Däbritz (Group B)
June 11, 2015 at 4:00pm EST: Germany vs Norway
June 15, 2015 at 4:00pm EST: Thailand vs Germany
June 15, 2015 at 4:00pm EST: Ivory Coast vs Norway
Caroline Abbe, Vanessa Bürki, Mana Iwabuchi (Gruppe C)
June 12, 2015 at 7:00pm EST: Switzerland vs Ecuador
June 12, 2015 at 10:00pm EST: Japan vs Cameroon
June 16, 2015 at 5:00pm EST: Ecuador vs Japan
June 16, 2015 at 5:00pm EST: Switzerland vs Cameroon
Veronica Boquete (Group E)
June 13, 2015 at 4:00pm EST: Brazil vs Spain
June 17, 2015 at 7:00pm EST: South Korea vs Spain