Germany break French hearts at Women’s World Cup


MONTREAL: Top-ranked Germany kept their bid for a record third title on track on Friday (Saturday in Manila) when they won a dramatic penalty shoot-out 5-4 to break French hearts and advance to the semifinals at the Women’s World Cup. Germany, winners in 2003 and 2007, who were shocked in the quarterfinals of their home tournament in 2011, live to fight on and next play either the United States or China for a place in their fifth finals.



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