Big shock at the World Cup qualifying game of the German women's football against Serbia on Tuesday evening.
The game had to be interrupted in the first half.
Chemnitz / Munich - In terms of sport, despite the false start for the DFB women *, it was an almost befitting match in the World Cup qualification against Serbia.
On Tuesday evening, the team of national coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg won 5: 1 (0: 1) despite the deficit at the break.
A moment of shock occurred before the change of sides.
In the 34th minute the game had to be interrupted because linesman Helen Edwards Byrne complained of health problems.
She apparently pointed to her heart before she was treated on the sidelines by emergency doctors and paramedics.
The game was suspended for five minutes before the English referee was replaced by the fourth official and compatriot Helen Conley.
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Linesman points to her heart - then she comes to the hospital
Shortly afterwards, the first all-clear was given after Byrne was brought into the interior on a stretcher.
Edwards was "stable and approachable," said the DFB after the game.
The English woman was taken to the hospital.
According to information from
, it should have been heart problems.
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After the shock moment, the DFB women turned the game around after the break and won with a little effort, but thanks to an outstanding Lea Schüler who scored four goals, ultimately quite clearly.
Melanie Leupolz put the finishing touch in the 79th minute.
The guests had taken the lead in the 3rd minute through Nina Matejic.
Curious: the goalscorer is only 16 years old.
With their second victory in the second game of the World Cup qualification, the DFB women greet the top of the table with six points.
Other opponents in Group H are Portugal, Turkey, Israel and Bulgaria.
The World Cup finals will take place in Australia and New Zealand in 2023.
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