The World from Berlin 'Women's Football Doesn't Need Hyperbole'

For the first time in a dozen years, the German women's football team won't be playing in the World Cup semi-finals after losing to Japan over the weekend. The result left both the team and fans dazed. But as tournament hosts and two-time defending champions, expectations may have simply been too high, commentators said on Monday.
Germany's Alexandra Popp (R) and Simone Laudehr after the quarter-final loss against Japan on July 9. Was the pressure too much for them?

Germany's Alexandra Popp (R) and Simone Laudehr after the quarter-final loss against Japan on July 9. Was the pressure too much for them?

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Kristen Allen