Three years in advance of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 in Germany, well-known personalities Sandra Minnert, Renate Lingor and Britta Carlson have been appointed official ambassadors for the tournament, supporting Organising Committee (OC) President Steffi Jones in promoting the first FIFA Women's World Cup on German soil.

The ambassadorial trio will be officially unveiled to the public by OC President Jones and German FA (DFB) President Dr. Theo Zwanziger on 29 May 2008 ahead of Germany's Women's European championship qualifier against Wales at the Auestadion in Kassel.

Steffi Jones, Sandra Minnert, Renate Lingor and Britta Carlson boast 430 international appearances between them in careers which helped shape the history of German and global women's football. Their names are closely associated with German triumphs at the 2003 and 2007 FIFA Women's World Cups and the 2005 European championship.

"I'm really looking forward to the support offered by three outstanding representatives of the German game as we prepare for the Women's World Cup in 2011. Our three ambassadors will make an immense contribution to stoking the fires of anticipation up and down the country," commented Jones.

Home and overseas representation, and close involvement in schools' and clubs' campaigns will be part of the remit undertaken by the three renowned ambassadors.