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Soccer

Germans finish round unbeaten

By Associated Press
Published September 28, 2003

WASHINGTON - Maren Meinert, this year's WUSA most valuable player, had two goals and two assists Saturday as Germany completed a perfect first round in the Women's World Cup by dominating Argentina 6-1. The Germans (3-0) won Group C by outscoring opponents 13-2. German midfielder Steffi Jones left the game in the 62nd minute with a right leg injury. Bettina Wiegmann, Birgit Prinz, Conny Pohlers and Martina Mueller also scored for Germany. Argentina (0-3) got its first Cup goal in the 71st minute from Yanina Gaitan.

FRANCE 1, BRAZIL 1: Brazil won Group B and advanced to the quarterfinals. Katia produced her fourth goal of the tournament for Brazil (2-0-1). France (1-1-1) salvaged a draw in the second half when Marinette Pichon scored from 12 yards.

CANADA 3, JAPAN 1: Canada advanced to the quarterfinals, using a tiebreaking goal by Christine Sinclair to rally in Foxboro, Mass. Canada (2-1) finished second in Group C. Japan (1-2), which was eliminated, received its goal from Homare Sawa. Christine Latham and Kara Lang also scored for Canada.

NORWAY 7, SOUTH KOREA 1: Norway advanced to the quarterfinals, getting two goals each from Dagny Mellgren and Linda Ormen. The goals total matched a Cup record. Norway, which finished second in Group B to Brazil, also received goals from Marianne Pettersen, Solveig Gulbrandsen and Brit Sandaune. South Korea, making its first Cup appearance, got the first goal in the nation's history from Kim Jim Hee.

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