Euro title to fire interest in women's football

An overwhelming majority of Germans are expecting fan and media interest in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 to increase thanks to their country's recent European Championship win - their seventh continental title.

A representative survey carried out among 1,193 people by the Dortmund market research institute on behalf of the German Sport and Information Service (SID) reported that 80.4% of people believe there will be significant media covering of the FIFA Women's World Cup thanks to the recent success of the women's team. 77.6% also believe that victory at the Euro will drive more spectators into the nine stadiums hosting the tournament in 2011.

"The success of our women's national team will not just benefit the World Cup but all of women's football in Germany," said Steffi Jones, president of the Organising Committee for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011. "In recent years, our national team have made a real contribution towards inspriring more women and girls to take up football, and we want to carry this trend over into the World Cup."

The FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 is being held from 26 June - 17 July in Augsburg, Berlin, Bochum, Dresden, Frankfurt, Leverkusen, Monchengladbach, Sinsheim and Wolfsburg. Ticket sales begin on 29 October 2009 on the official FIFA website at