There are only days to go until the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011™, as the showdown between the 16 best teams in the world kicks off in Germany this Sunday. Every day from Monday until the opening match, FIFA.com presents five fascinating FIFA Women’s World Cup facts. Read and enjoy the fourth part of our series!
- Germany’s Birgit Prinz is the all-time leading scorer at the FIFA Women's World Cup with 14 goals in four tournaments, two ahead of USA sharp-shooter Michelle Akers on 12. Third place in the ranking is shared by Sun Wen of China PR and Germany’s Bettina Wiegmann on 11 apiece.
- Between 1995 and 2007, USA goalkeeper Briana Scurry kept a total of ten clean sheets in FIFA Women’s World Cup matches. Germany shot-stopper Nadine Angerer went through all six of her country’s matches at the 2007 finals without conceding a single goal.
– Newly-crowned UEFA Women’s Champions League winners, French club Olympique Lyon, are the best-represented club at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011 with a contingent numbering 12 players.
– The Germany squad for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011 includes four players who emerged as winners from last summer’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2010: Kim Kulig, Alexandra Popp, Bianca Schmidt and Almuth Schult. USA squad member Alex Morgan was part of her nation’s trophy-winning team at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2008.