FIFA.com’s weekly review of women’s club football looks at rare defeats for the elite in Germany and Australia, a much-anticipated top-of-the-table clash in Japan and the ongoing goal-laden title hunt in Denmark.
In the "Stars" section of the official FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011 website, FIFA.com profiles the biggest names of the past and present, and potentially the future too.
Japan have announced their 21-woman squad for the FIFA Women's World Cup, which will see captain Homare Sawa lead the Asian Games winners in her fifth consecutive world finals.
In the absence of traditional heavyweights, Group B is likely to be as open and unpredictable as any at Germany 2011, with Japan, England, Mexico and New Zealand all in with a realistic chance of qualification.
FIFA has published the list of candidates for the adidas Golden Ball to be awarded to the player of the tournament at Germany 2010.
Another exciting day is in store in Germany with the top two teams in both Groups C and D coming face to face and only Korea Republic certain to go through.