USA faces Germany in opening match of CISM Womens Football Cup

By Armed Forces Sports | Armed Forces Sports | May 27, 2016

Rennes, France --

The United States Armed Forces Women’s Soccer team competed in their first match against Germany, losing 2-0 on the first day of competition of the 2016 Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Women’s Military Football Cup in Rennes, France.  

Germany scored their first goal on a corner kick rebound.  Two minutes before the end of the first half, Germany scored on a breakaway.

USA held off the Germans during the second half of the match, for the final tally 2-0. 

In other action, host nation France crushed Netherlands 6-1.  Defending champions Brazil topped South Korea 1-0 and Cameroon beat Canada 2-0 to wrap up the first day of competition. 

USA will face South Korea on Saturday, 28 May at Commandant Bourguin, Stadium in Rennes as action continues. 

Pool play matches will continue through Tuesday, 31 May before semi-final action begins.

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News, photos and results can be found on the 2016 Women’s Football Special Report page (here).

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