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Germany opens WC with a win

Updated: June 26, 2011, 2:49 PM ET
By Beau Dure | Special to ESPN.com

BERLIN -- What's the sound of 73,680 people getting very nervous at the same time?

It's the sound heard in the majestic, historic Olympic Stadium in the 82nd minute Sunday, when Canada's Christine Sinclair beat a fully extended Nadine Angerer with a beautiful free kick to cut Germany's lead in half, to 2-1.

The crowd grew silent for about 30 seconds, then resumed chanting, hooting and whistling through an anxious finish until Germany, which had dominated play throughout, ...

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