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Germany's 'Golden Goal' heroine

In 2003, Nia Künzer's powerful extra-time header won Germany its first women's football World Cup.

In 2003, Germany won the Women's World Cup for the first time thanks to a powerful extra-time header in the final against Sweden from defender Nia Künzer. Künzer's strike was a Golden Goal, which gave instant victory to the Germans and was later voted Goal of the Year in Germany, ahead of any efforts by men. Nia Künzer talks to Lucy Burns about a match that helped put the women's game on the map.

(Photo: Nia Künzer, centre, at the 2003 World Cup. Credit: Getty Images)

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