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Last Updated: Sunday, 12 October, 2003, 19:55 GMT 20:55 UK
Germany win women's World Cup
Kuenzer gets up to head home the winner
Kuenzer headed home the winner
Substitute Nia Kuenzer scored in extra-time as Germany beat Sweden 2-1 to win Women's World Cup in Los Angeles.

Kuenzer headed in a 98th-minute free-kick from Renate Lingor to hand the Germans their first world crown.

Hanna Ljungberg had given the Swedes the lead in the 41st minute, scoring on a breakaway but Maren Meinert equalised for the Germans in the first minute of the second half.

In an open game, both teams had chances to take the lead in the second half, but a combination of profligate finishing and some inspired goalkeeping sent the match into extra-time.

The Germans went unbeaten in the tournament, winning all five of their matches and beat defending champions the United States 3-0 in the semi-finals.

Germany's Tina Theune-Meyer became the first female coach to win the Women's World Cup.

The United States finished third after beating Canada 3-1 on Saturday.




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Women's World Cup schedule
20 Sep 03  |  Women


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