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Hosts France overcome own goal scare, Germany top Group B at Women's World Cup

Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.

PARIS, June 12 (Xinhua) -- Own goals mattered at Women's World Cup in France on Wednesday, as the hosts were almost cost a victory against Norway and South Korea were beaten 2-0 by Nigeria in Group A.
The only other match played on the day saw world No. 2 Germany see off Spain to earn back-to-back wins following a 1-0 nip over the 1999 runners-up China last Saturday.
A total of 24 teams are divided into six groups, and top two finishers from each group plus four best third-placed teams advance t ...



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