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Argentina suffer record loss in women's World Cup opener
BEIJING, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Argentina slumped to a humiliating 11-0 loss to Germany in the opening match of the women's World Cup, the worst defeat in the tournament's history.
Just days after the Argentine men's rugby team pulled off a stunning upset to beat hosts France in the first match of their World Cup, a woeful defensive display in Shanghai left Germany 4-0 up in 29 minutes.
"I don't want to comment a great deal about tactics," Argentina coach Jose Carlos Borrello told the FIFA Web site.
"It was a nightmare for our team. Our goalkeeper had a very unfortunate day and gave away two own goals."
Goalkeeper Vanina Correa's second own goal, Germany's 11th, capped off a miserable night for Argentina and put her in the record books as the only women's World Cup player to concede two own goals in a match.
A hat-trick each for Germany's Birgit Prinz and team mate Sandra Smisek was only the second time two players have notched three goals in a World Cup match.
Prinz's treble also brought her alongside United States striker Michelle Akers as the most prolific scorer in women's World Cup history with 12 goals.
"It was much more straightforward than we thought it would be, although it was made easy for us because they gave so much room," Prinz told FIFA.
Borrello, who had said before the match that his players wanted revenge for what happened four years ago in the United States when they lost 6-1 to eventual champions Germany, promised that Argentina would bounce back.
"We're not yet at 100 percent, but I'm certain we'll see a very different Argentina in our next two matches," he said.
Argentina face Japan and England in remaining Group A matches.
Wow, I bet England still manage to lose to them. But then again who really cares.
 
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womens football isnt even a sport it's like the circus nobody really cares about it but some losers still go watch it
 
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womens football isnt even a sport it's like the circus nobody really cares about it but some losers still go watch it
Nothing wrong with a bit of live comedy mate.
 
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I watch it as you might get the odd fitty, but then why was i watching the Germany game?
 
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the fact a team like argentina can concede 11 in the finals of a world cup just how much of a joke womens football is

its god awful to watch
 
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Yeh I remember Saudi conceeding 8 a few years back and that was considered a disgrace to the mens game. But 11 is just appaling, and from a great footballing country like Argentina.
 

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Ok so England scraped a 6-1 win against them. Has anyone watched any of these matches yet? There's so many scrambles in the box and the keepers get lobbed all their time because they're all too small.
 
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I havnt seen any England games yet but I have watched the Motd a few times. The quality of goalkeepers is shocking. I saw North Korea constantly shoot from 40+ yards because the keeper was that bad...they even scored direct from a corner. So many goals have come from spills by goalkeepers as well.

Also on another note about the womens Motd. If someone was to flick over they would have no idea it's supposed to be a football show (apart from the fact Gavin Peacock is on, poor guy). It is possibly the gayest tv set on the BBC.
 

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I saw someone suggest they actually make the goals smaller by a few inches, makes sense really considering the average height of women is a lot less than men so it would stop all the long ranged looped efforts.
 
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