The second-ranked women’s team in the world is expected to have little trouble with CAF participant Zimbabwe as both teams kicks off their Olympics at 5 p.m. EDT at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paolo.
Germany scored bronze in 2000, 2004, and 2008 before failing to qualify in 2012. The Germans are coming off an 11-0 clobbering of Ghana, who is ranked 50 spots higher than Zimbabwe. Coach Silvia Neid’s squad is loaded, and will have Alexandra Popp, Anja Mittag, and Dzsenifer Marozsán amongst others.
Zimbabwe is ranked 93rd in the world, and will be making its Olympic debut in women’s soccer. Little is known about the Mighty Warriors, who will be looking to undertake one of the more mammoths tasks in the tournament in emerging from a group with Canada, Australia, and Germany.
In addition to streaming onNBCOlympics.com, the match will also be available on the NBC Sports app.