Despite a change in office, the President of the Federal Republic of Germany will remain the patron of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011. Christian Wulff has announced his desire to continue in the role following the resignation of his predecessor Horst Köhler.
"I'd be delighted to take over the patronage of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 and wish all those involved in the preparations all the very best," wrote Wulff in a letter to DFB President Dr. Theo Zwanziger.
The President of the Federal Republic was also the patron of the FIFA World Cup™ in 2006.
DFB President Zwanziger was delighted by the news. "We're very happy that our new President has expressed his desire to take over the patronage for the Women's World Cup in 2011."