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Euro 2017 Qualifiers

FCB trio score in Germany's blowout win

The German women’s national team started off their Euro 2017 qualifiers with a blowout win as Silvia Neid’s team defeated Hungary 12-0 (7-0) in Halle/Saale. In front of a crowd of 4,378, Alexandra Popp (7.), Leonie Maier (9.), Tabea Kemme (15.), Melanie Behringer (19., PK), Pauline Bremer (28.) and Lena Goeßling (33., 39.) all scored in the first half, while Simone Laudehr (63.), Popp (66.), Bremer (70., 84.) and sub Melanie Leupolz (71.) added to the Germans’ clear-cut victory over an overwhelmed Hungary. Leonie Maier and Melanie Behringer featured in the starting lineup while Melanie Leupolz and Sara Däbritz came on in the second half.

Germany next face Croatia in Zagreb this Tuesday at 6 pm CET.

Turkey – Croatia 1:4

Germany’s next opponent, Croatia, earned themselves an away win over Turkey, with Melike Pekel unavailable due to a recent injury.

Kazakhstan – Austria 0:2

Viktoria Schnaderbeck, Carina Wenninger, Laura Feiersinger and Manuela Zinsberger played all 90 minutes in Austria’s away win over Kazakhstan. Austria play Wales at home this Tuesday.

Finland – Montenegro 1:0

The Finns also enjoyed a successful start to their campaign in qualifying for Euro 2017. FCB goalkeeper Tinja-Riikka Korpela did not feature. The next encounter for the Finns will take place on Monday against Ireland.

Italy –Georgia 6:1

Raffaella Manieri featured and scored for Italy in their win over Georgia, earning them three points in Euro 2017 qualification.

Scotland – Norway 0:4 (friendly)

Nora Holstad scored for Norway against FCB teammate Lisa Evans and her Scottish side; both played the full 90 minutes. The Scots next play Slovenia on Tuesday while Norway take on Kazakhstan.

Netherlands – Belarus 8:0 (friendly)

Vivianne Miedema remains one of the Oranje women’s top scorers – the FCB striker scored a brace in the Netherlands’ win at home over Belarus. The Dutch already qualified for Euro 2017 as hosts.

Germany U19 with two wins

The German U19 women’s national team began their qualification for Euro 2016 with a victory after defeating Hungary 2-0 and Kazakhstan 7-0. Bayern midfielder Ricarda Walkling played a full 90 minutes in both games, scoring twice in Germany’s blowout win over Kazakhstan. Germany next face Serbia on Sunday.