The "ABBA" penalty shootout system was used for the first time on Thursday as part of a trial sanctioned by football's lawmakers, the International Football Association Board (IFAB).
UEFA opted to test it at the both the men's and women's European Under-17 Championship this month, and the women's semifinal between Germany and Norway was the first tie to go to penalty kicks.
Germany came out on top 3-2 on spot kicks to go through to the final, where they will meet Spain.
The new system,...
Germany defender Jerome Boateng said he was "sad" to be the victim of a racist comment from a German politician on Sunday.
Alexander Gauland of Germany's right-wing Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD) party said in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung on Sunday that he would "not want to have Boateng as a neighbour."
After representing his country for the 58th time in a 3-1 defeat to Slovakia on Sunday, the 27-year-old expressed his disappointment at Gauland's remarks.
"To be honest, it's sad...
MONTREAL, Quebec -- Americans are naturally loud. Just ask German coach Silvia Neid, who said as much before Tuesday's Women's World Cup semifinal in expressing a measure of dissatisfaction with sharing a hotel with not only the United States national team but a portion of the red, white and blue masses who follow it.
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