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Germany first to Finland

Published: Wednesday 7 May 2008, 16.45CET
Belgium 0-5 Germany
Germany have become the first team to qualify for UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ in Finland.
Germany first to Finland
Helene Jacques of Belgium (left) tussles with Birgit Prinz ©Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 7 May 2008, 16.45CET

Germany first to Finland

Belgium 0-5 Germany
Germany have become the first team to qualify for UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ in Finland.

Germany have become the first team to qualify for UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ next summer in Finland following a 5-0 Group 4 defeat of Belgium.

Dominant display
Silvia Neid's team led by a single Conny Pohlers goal at the break, but stepped up a gear after the restart in Eupen with two strikes from Kerstin Garefrekes either side of a second from Pohlers and a Linda Bresonik goal confirming Germany's dominance. The result means the holders, aiming for a fifth straight title, maintain their 100 per cent record in Group 4 – a section they have won with two matches still to play.

Missing players
Despite the absence of Renate Lingor, Martina Müller, Lena Goessling and Célia Okoyino da Mbabi because of injury, Germany were in control from the outset and had their first chance to take the lead on nine minutes when a Birgit Prinz effort went narrowly wide. However, Pohlers went one better on eleven minutes later when she got on the end of a free-kick from Melanie Behringer.

Goal spree
Germany then put the result and their qualification beyond doubt with three further goals between the 45th and 60th minutes. Seven minutes after the restart, Garefrekes scored her first, before Pohlers claimed her second of the match with a shot which struck the crossbar and rebounded off the back of Belgium goalkeeper Gave Van Pouke and into the net. Belgium did not know what had hit them, and just sixty seconds later Garefrekes scored her second.

Remaining fixtures
Bresonik then put the icing on an impressive performance by firing past Van Pouke 12 minutes from time. Germany face Wales next on 29 May before rounding off their qualification campaign against Switzerland in October. Belgium go to the Netherlands on 29 September hoping victory will take them into the play-offs.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.48CET

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Lineups

Belgium

Belgium

Germany

Germany

2
CoutereelsMaud Coutereels
1
AngererNadine Angerer (GK)
10
De CockNiki De Cock
3
BartusiakSaskia Bartusiak
Substitution46
11
HeiremansInge Heiremans
Substitution77
7
BehringerMelanie Behringer
Substitution46
4
JaquesHeleen Jaques
6
BresonikLinda Bresonik
Goal78
8
MaesFemke Maes (C)
18
GarefrekesKerstin Garefrekes
Goal52
Goal59
3
TimmermansAnnelies Timmermans
17
HingstAriane Hingst
5
VanderauweraTina Vanderauwera
5
KrahnAnnike Krahn
1
Van PouckeGave Van Poucke (GK)
23
PohlersConny Pohlers
Goal20
Goal58
9
VerelstKristel Verelst
Substitution87
9
PrinzBirgit Prinz (C)
6
ZelerAline Zeler
Substitution46
2
StegemannKerstin Stegemann
13
CaymanJanice Cayman
14
LaudehrSimone Laudehr
Substitution70

Substitutes

14
DemoustierAudrey Demoustier
25
BachorIsabelle Bachor
7
MeersElke Meers
19
AlushiFatmire Alushi
Substitution46
17
StevensBerit Stevens
11
MittagAnja Mittag
Substitution70
18
PhiltjensDavina Philtjens
Substitution77
22
OmiladeNavina Omilade
15
De RammelaereMarjorie De Rammelaere
Substitution87
24
ZietzJennifer Zietz
Substitution46
16
SegersAnneleen Segers
Substitution46
21
RottenbergSilke Rottenberg (GK)
12
Van HoutvenSofie Van Houtven (GK)
33
ŠašićCélia Šašić

Coach

Anne Noë (BEL) Silvia Neid (GER)

Referee

Floarea Babadac (ROU)

Assistant referees

Irina Mirt (ROU), Speranta Victoria Popescu (ROU)

Fourth official

Virginie Derouaux (BEL)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution