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FULL-TIME Thailand 0-4 Germany
FULL-TIME Cote D’Ivoire 1-3 Norway
Akaffou replaces Lohoues
Nearly a great impact from Essoh as she cuts off the left wing, before curling a shot wide of the right post
90+3 mins Thailand 0-4 Germany
The ball falls to Daebritz who shoots wide
Essoh replaces Diakite.
Changplook replaces Thongsombut
87 mins Thailand 0-4 Germany
Petermann plays Mittag into the box, and her ball across the six-yard box is parried by Boonsing just away from the path of Daebritz at the far post, and Thailand just manage to clear.
Rukpinij replaces Maijarern
86 mins Thailand 0-4 Germany
Germany break forward in numbers with Mittag who shoots wide, when the better option was to pass to Petermann.
83 mins Thailand 0-4 Germany
Behringer’s free-kick finds Mittag whose header causes a scramble in the 6-yard box, which Thailand eventually clear behind.
Maijarern picks up a yellow card.
Norway replace their keeper. Vesterbekkmo comes in for Hjelmseth.
79 mins Cote D’Ivoire 1-3 Norway
Norway have a free-kick from 30 yards, which Mykjaland played it short to Haavi whose shot was just deflected wide. Norway waste the corner.
Boothdaung replaces Srimanee.
78 mins Cote D’Ivoire 1-3 Norway
Gulbrandsen picks out Haavi with a superb cross but the striker’s header is saved low down.
77 mins Thailand 0-4 Germany
Behringer’s cross picks out Lotzen but her header fails to hit the target.
75 mins Cote D’Ivoire 1-3 Norway
Elloh plays Nahi into the box, but from a narrow angle she blast the ball into the side-netting.
Another beautiful German passing move allows Mittag to the cut the ball across the six-yard box and it falls eventually to Daebritz who is left with a simple finish.
Cote D’Ivoire pull a goal back! Nguessan has the ball, runs and then from 30 yards fires a shot right into the top-right corner. UNSAVEABLE!
Diakite replaces Cisse
Norway have a free-kick from 40 yards.Mykland’s ball is headed down across goal from Thorisdottir to give Gulbrandsen with a tap-in.
Mjelde replaces Utland
Gulbrandsen’s through ball plays Hegerberg behind the back-four who runs into the box before blasting the ball past the keeper.
Another goal for Germany. Behringer’s corner finds Petermann free whose header flies into the top-left corner.
Germany double their lead. A quick and decisive passing move sends Schmidt down the right, who beats one defender before getting to the byline whose cross picks out Petermann who basically on the line is left with a simple header.
56 mins Cote D’Ivoire 0-1 Norway
Thorsnes heads straight to Nahi who shoots well over.
54 mins Thailand 0-1 Germany
A lovely passing move sets up Behringer who from just outside the box shoots over.
53 mins Thailand 0-1 Germany
Daebritz’s cross picks out Lotzen but she can only head wide.
52 mins Thailand 0-1 Germany
Leupolz plays a delightful ball to Mittag, but her shot is well saved by Boonsing.
Haavi receives a yellow card.
50 mins Cote D’Ivoire 0-1 Norway
Hegerberg is in the box and as she turns to shoot she is superbly tackled by Fatou Coulibaly.
49 mins Thailand 0-1 Germany
Thailand break down the left, but Sung-Ngoen is tackled by Schmidt. Thailand waste the corner.
47 mins Cote D’Ivoire 0-1 Norway
Cote D’Ivoire have a great chance· Nguessan breaks into the box, beating two before passing to Nahi. Her first shot is blocked and her second is well saved.
SECOND HALF START
Both games are underway. As it stands, Germany will win the group and Norway will finish second.
Mittag and Petermann replace Sasic and Marozsan.
HALF-TIME Thailand 0-1 Germany
HALF-TIME Cote D’Ivoire 0-1 Norway
45+1 mins Thailand 0-1 Germany
Germany have a free-kick from just outside the box, but Behringer’s effort goes wide.
45 mins Cote D’Ivoire 0-1 Norway
Gulbrandsen’s long ball finds Hegerberg who holds up the ball, before passing to Haavi who from 20 yards shoots well over.
44 mins Thailand 0-1 Germany
The ball sets up for Marozsan as she breaks into the box but her shot is saved low down by Boonsing. Great save!
43 mins Thailand 0-1 Germany
Lotzen’s cross picks out Sasic but the striker heads wide.
41 mins Thailand 0-1 Germany
Behringer dinked a beautiful chip into the box to Marozsan whose deft header is well saved by Boonsing.
40 mins Cote D’Ivoire 0-1 Norway
Cote D’Ivoire won’t give up. Nahi runs across the edge of the box before shooting, but it is saved by Hjelmseth. The effort was going wide, but the keeper had to be sure.
38 mins Cote D’Ivoire 0-1 Norway
Thorsnes’ cross is partially cleared to Gulbrandsen who from 18 yards shoots over the bar.
36 mins Cote D’Ivoire 0-1 Norway
Norway miss an open goal! Djohore comes out to chase a long ball up to Minde down the left, but the left-back passes to Hegerberg who with an open goal misses the target. She slipped at the crucial moment.
33 mins Thailand 0-1 Germany
Leupolz’s cross finds Sasic, but her header is easily saved by Boonsing.
31 mins Cote D’Ivoire 0-1 Norway
Cote D’Ivoire have a free-kick on the left near the goalline. Guehai goes for goal and Hjelmseth only just tips the ball over.
29 mins Thailand 0-1 Germany
Cramer’s deep cross finds Marozsan in the box who chests the ball down but her shot is saved, but she is ruled offside. It was Sasic who was offside.
27 mins Thailand 0-1 Germany
Daebritz’s cross picks out Marozsan who heads wide of the near post.
Germany finally take the lead. Behringer’s corner picks out Leupolz whose powerful header flies into the top-left corner and about Sranthaisong on the line.
24 mins – Cote D’Ivoire 0-1 Norway
Cote D’Ivorie have a penalty appeal as Elloh breaks into the box and goes down under a challenge from Minde but he referee sees nothing wrong.
23 mins Thailand 0-0 Germany
Great ball from Marozsan finds Sasic in the box, but her shot from close range is well saved.
20 mins – Thailand 0-0 Germany
Thailand have a counter attack with Sung-Ngoen breaking into the box, but she cuts inside and allows the defence to recover and her shot isblokced behind. From the corner, Maijaren’s corner finds Sung-Ngoen but she volleys well wide.
16 mins – Cote D’Ivoire 0-1 Norway
Cote D’Ivorie launch a counter through Nehry, but just outside the box her shot is blocked.
17 mins – Thailand 0-0 Germany
The ball sets up nicely fro Marozsan, but her volley is easily saved by Boonsing.
14 mins – CLOSE! Cote D’Ivoire 0-1 Norway
Close to Norway’s second. Mykjaland’s 40 yard free kick is beautiful and Hegerberg’s header hits the keeper’s head. She had no idea what was happening.
13 mins – Thailand 0-0 Germany
A good German passing move sees Behringer have a try from just outside the area, but her shot is well saved low down at the near post.
11 mins – Cote D’Ivoire 0-1 Norway
Cote D’Ivoire have a chance to equalise from a 25 yard free-kick but Fatou Coulibaly’s curled effort just goes wide of the right post
10 mins – Thailand 0-0 Germany
Great chance for Germany as Schmidt’s cross finds Daebritz who volleys into the side-netting
Cote D’Ivoire don’t deal with a high ball, and when the second comes in Haavi heads the ball down to Hegerberg who is left with a simple finish.
5 mins Cote D’Ivoire 0-0 Norway
Chance for Cote D’Ivoire. Great play from Nahi, allows her to set up Nehry in the box, who turns but her shot is too close to the keeper.
3 mins – Thailand 0-0 Germany
Germany have two great chances in quick succession. Leupolz’s shot from just outside the box is well tipped round by Boonsing. And then from the corner, Leupolz’s header is cleared off the line by Srangthaisong.
2 mins – Cote D’Ivore 0-0 Norway
First sign of Norway getting into a dangerous spot but Schjelderup’s cross is easy for the keeper.
Both games kick-off.
Remember, not only do the top two reach the last 16, but four of the best place third spots will also reach the knockout stage. Cote D’Ivoire, even if they win, will not get one of those spots as it is expected 4 points will be needed. And their goal difference is appalling. Thailand, if they draw might get a best-third spot. But if they get anything from the game, it will go down as the biggest shock of the tournament. And we’ve already seen Colombia beat France.
20:45 – Group B
(4-3-3) Ingrid Hjelmseth (c), Elise Thorsnes, Marita Skammelsrud Lund, Maria Thorisdottir, Kristine Minde, Solveig Gulbrandsen, Ingrid Schjelderup, Lene Mykjaland, Lisa-Marie Utland, Ada Hegerberg, Emilie Haavi.
(4-3-3) Cynthia Djohore, Nadege Cisse, Fatou Coulibaly (c), Djelika Coulibaly, Fernande Tchetche, Christine Lohoues, Ida Guehai, Rebecca Elloh, Josee Nahi, Ines Nehry, Ange Nguessan.
(4-2-3-1) Nadine Angerer, Bianca Schmidt, Annike Krahn, Babett Peter, Jennifer Cramer, Melanie Behringer, Melanie Leupolz, Lena Lotzen, Dzsenifer Marozsan, Sara Daebritz, Celia Sacic
(4-4-2) Waraporn Boonsing, Warunee Phetwiset, Natthakarn Chinwong, Duangnapa Sritala (c), Sunisa Srangthaisong, Raittikan Thonsombut, Pikul Khueanpet, Silawan Intamee, Annotsar Maijarern, Orathai Srimanee, Kanjana Sung-Ngoen.
Welcome to my live text commentary of the Group B deciders. Thailand plays Germany and Cote D’Ivoire take on Norway. If Thailand beat Germany, they will qualify, but that is a big IF. This should be a decider between Germany and Norway to see who tops the group. Germany have a 6 goal advantage.