Germany wins gold in women’s football event at Rio Olympics


Posted on:22 Aug 2016 09:03:52

Germany wins gold in women’s football event at Rio Olympics
22 August 2016 Current Affairs: Germany defeated Sweden by 2-1 to win their first ever Olympic gold medal in women's football on 19 August 2016.

Germany is now one of only three women's teams to win both the Olympics and World Cup.

Germany failed to qualify for the Olympics in 2012 but won the bronze the last three times they played, in 2000, 2004 and 2008.

Canada won the bronze medal in the event.

Germany women's national football team : The Germany women's national football team is governed by the German Football Association (DFB).The German national team is one of the most successful in women's football.

They are two-time world champions, having won the 2003 and 2007 tournaments. They are also the only nation to have won both the men's and women's tournament.Birgit Prinz holds the record for most appearances and is the team's all-time leading goalscorer.Silvia Neid has been the team's head coach since 2005.


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