<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2011 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 28 Oct 2011 11:49:00 GMTMon, 31 Oct 2011 06:02:49 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Closing the gap]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1533487/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The official technical report into this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup™ highlights a number of marked improvements in the women’s game and suggests that the competitive gap has become narrower than ever.

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Fri, 28 Oct 2011 11:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Japan claim maiden title]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1477997/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The FIFA Women's World Cup 2011™ in Germany took the feminine side of the world’s most popular sport to a whole new level and will remain forever in the memory.

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Wed, 20 Jul 2011 08:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Ten fascinating Final facts]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1475909/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com presents ten statistical facts ahead of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup Final between Japan and USA in Frankfurt.]]>Sat, 16 Jul 2011 18:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA['Standards will continue to rise']]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1475392/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=In an exclusive chat with FIFA.com, two legendary coaches of the women's game and members of FIFA's Technical Study Group, namely April Heinrichs and Tina Theune give their verdict on Germany 2011.

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Fri, 15 Jul 2011 10:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Hamm: There's been lots of excitement]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1475220/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about the differences between women's football during her playing career and nowadays, the excitement of Germany 2011, Marta's brilliance and USA's performances.]]>Fri, 15 Jul 2011 02:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Who will be crowned queens of Germany 2011?]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1456845/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wants to know which nation you think will shine brightest at Germany 2011 and take home the greatest prize in women’s football.]]>Mon, 11 Jul 2011 10:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Have Your SayTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[USA through after thriller, Sweden stroll]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1472769/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com rounds up another astonishing day of action at the FIFA Women's World Cup, with USA overcoming Brazil on penalties after late drama, and Sweden reaching the semi-finals in rather more comfortable fashion.

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Sun, 10 Jul 2011 22:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Curtain comes down on golden generation]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1472473/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the end result of Germany's surprise FIFA Women's World Cup quarter-final exit, with a number of key personnel having seemingly played their last match on the world stage.

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Sun, 10 Jul 2011 10:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Japan, France create history]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1472277/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews a stunning day of FIFA Women’s World Cup action as champions Germany were eliminated by Japan, and France edged England on penalties, with both victors reaching the semi-finals for the first time.]]>Sat, 09 Jul 2011 23:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Germany stunned by tenacious Japan]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255995/match=300144431/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 09 Jul 2011 22:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Unique moment for Japan’s Ando]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1471722/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Today has the potential to be a special day for Kozue Ando, with the Duisburg midfielder lining up against some of her club-mates as Japan face Germany tonight, and to top it off it's her 29th birthday.

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Sat, 09 Jul 2011 11:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Kulig sees room for improvement]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1471501/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Talented young German midfielder Kim Kulig is one of the faces of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup and here she tells FIFA.com about being in the spotlight and the joy of playing at home amongst the world elite.

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Sat, 09 Jul 2011 08:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Hosts primed as Japan seek new heights]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255995/match=300144431/preview.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 08 Jul 2011 16:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Silver lining to Canada's cloud]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1471572/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Canada arrived at Germany 2011 full of hope but crashed out of the group stages without so much as a point. FIFA.com reviews their campaign.

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Fri, 08 Jul 2011 13:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Group A: Hosts improve – France impress]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1471328/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Intrigue was all pervading in Group A at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup with favourites Germany turning in three contrasting performances, France impressing in also qualifying, while Nigeria's solid form left strong Canada last.

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Thu, 07 Jul 2011 22:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Grings' explosive return]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1470181/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com chatted with Inka Grings, whose display against France was a model of clinical finishing and patience, after she was forced to sit out the last two World Cups with injury.

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Wed, 06 Jul 2011 12:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Germany and England take top, Kiwis draw]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1469614/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Germany and England finished top of their groups thanks to respective defeats of France and Japan, while New Zealand rallied against Mexico to win their first-ever point in the history of the competition.

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Tue, 05 Jul 2011 23:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Germany thrill, win and finish top]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144443/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Silvia Neid's side emerged 4-2 victors over France in the battle for top spot in Group A, with Kerstin Garefrekes, Inka Grings (2) and Celia Okoyino da Mbabi making the score-sheet for the hosts.

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Tue, 05 Jul 2011 21:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Europeans gear up for Group A decider]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1468492/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 04 Jul 2011 19:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Germans and French face off for first place]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144443/preview.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The Group A fixtures will conclude with an epic all-European clash between host nation Germany and France in Monchengladbach, with Les Bleues needing just a draw to top the group on goal difference.

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Mon, 04 Jul 2011 08:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Angerer: I’m feeding off the crowds' energy]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1468210/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com chats with Germany goalkeeper Nadine Angerer who, having just clocked up a century of caps, says the host nation are under enormous pressure to succeed at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.

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Sun, 03 Jul 2011 23:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[German FIFA Women’s World Cup TV audiences continue to impress]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1466584/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 01 Jul 2011 16:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Falcons’ fall heralds new beginning]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1466402/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 01 Jul 2011 10:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Simone strikes when it matters]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1466278/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Germany's Simone Laudehr has a happy knack for scoring important goals and the midfielder delivered once again on Thursday in Frankfurt, with the home team needing her second-half strike to subdue a stubborn Nigeria.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2011 08:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Thiney big for France, hosts roar Laudehr]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1465200/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=On the day which saw Nadine Angerer and Laura Georges win their 100th caps, the hosts and France both qualified for the quarter-finals of the FIFA Women's World Cup with deserved victories over Nigeria and Canada respectively.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2011 21:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Germany edge Nigeria, reach quarters]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144338/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Germany are into the last eight of the FIFA Women’s World Cup after a lone Simone Laudehr strike proved enough for the host nation to eventually prevail against Nigeria in a physical encounter in Frankfurt.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2011 21:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Bartusiak: We'll impose authority]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1464215/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com spoke with the reliable defender about their second group match against Nigeria and playing in a FIFA Women's World Cup on home soil.]]>Wed, 29 Jun 2011 12:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Holders target second victory]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144338/preview.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 29 Jun 2011 08:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Scintillating Celia’s starring role]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1462247/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Birthday girl Celia Okoyino da Mbabi tells FIFA.com that there have been guarded celebrations since the 2-1 win over Canada as she feels that Germany have plenty to work on.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2011 11:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[One clear favourite, many dark horses]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1462245/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com users have been busy posting their thoughts on the likely winners of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup and here we take a look at some of the more interesting comments.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2011 10:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Opening Match scores record TV audience]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1463140/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=An average of 14.1 million viewers in Germany, almost a fifth of the population, watched the hosts of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup defeat Canada on Sunday. 

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Mon, 27 Jun 2011 09:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Hosts on a high, France on target]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1461781/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Matchday one of the sixth FIFA Women's World Cup saw two narrow, but deserved victories for European sides in front of large, enthusiastic crowds in Germany.

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Sun, 26 Jun 2011 20:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Hosts off to winning start]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144337/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Goals from Kerstin Garefrekes and Celia Okoyino Da Mbabi gave Germany a 2-1 win over Canada in Group A of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in front of 73,680 football fans at Berlin’s Olympiastadion.

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Sun, 26 Jun 2011 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Five facts of the day]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1461002/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The opening day of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup is finally here, and in the latest in our series, FIFA.com presents five fascinating facts on the tournament.

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Sun, 26 Jun 2011 08:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Hosts target winning start]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1461021/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Reigning champions and FIFA Women's World Cup host Germany are looking to overcome any home-town nerves and get their campaign off to a winning start when they face Canada in the curtain raiser in Berlin.

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Sat, 25 Jun 2011 19:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Nkwocha, Nigeria’s perpetual inspiration]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1461051/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=

For Nigeria's Perpetua Nkwocha, Germany 2011 represents one last chance to shine on the world stage and lead the way for a new generation of youngsters.

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Sat, 25 Jun 2011 16:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Germany all set for success]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144337/preview.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Host nation and reigning FIFA Women's World Cup™ holders Germany will begin the 2011 edition of the tournament backed by a full house in Berlin's Olympiastadion but they face an in-form Canada capable of causing an upset.

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Sat, 25 Jun 2011 11:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Ever-cheerful Hingst ready to roll]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1460802/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Berlin born Ariane Hingst tells FIFA.com that cannot hide her excitement at the prospect of a sell-out Opening Match against Canada in her old back-yard.

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Sat, 25 Jun 2011 09:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Five facts of the day]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1460664/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com presents another five fascinating FIFA Women’s World Cup facts.]]>Sat, 25 Jun 2011 08:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[The ultimate kick for Sinclair]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1460661/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Already a legend of the Canadian national team, Christine Sinclair is beginning to feel the pressure with the tournament now just a day away and the unenviable challenge of trying to get one over hosts Germany.

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Sat, 25 Jun 2011 08:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Melksham given opening honour]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1460790/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 25 Jun 2011 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Neid aiming for third world title]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1460094/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 24 Jun 2011 12:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Five facts of the day]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1459955/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 24 Jun 2011 08:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Cup fever taking over]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1459362/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 23 Jun 2011 17:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Four groups, one destiny]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1459433/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com invites you to review the composition of the four groups for the opening phase.]]>Thu, 23 Jun 2011 11:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Big names have their say]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1459297/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=At the heart of the action as always, FIFA.com recently met up with some of the leading lights from the world of women’s football.

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Thu, 23 Jun 2011 09:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Five facts of the day]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1458801/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com presents another five fascinating FIFA Women’s World Cup facts.]]>Thu, 23 Jun 2011 08:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[From the pioneers to the stars of tomorrow]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1457980/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com profiles the biggest names of the past and present, and potentially the future too.]]>Wed, 22 Jun 2011 13:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Five facts of the day]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1457616/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=In an ongoing series FIFA.com presents today's five fascinating facts about the FIFA Women's World Cup™ with the opening to Germany 2011 now just days away.

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Wed, 22 Jun 2011 11:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Grings: I'm fired up for this tournament]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1457750/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com a few days out from the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup™ on the art of scoring goals and the prospect of achieving her greatest career goal over the coming month.]]>Wed, 22 Jun 2011 09:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Cup fever builds in Germany]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1457622/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fours years have passed since the last FIFA Women's World Cup™ and now, finally, it's time to say Willkommen to Germany 2011. FIFA.com looks at the excitement surrounding the upcoming tournament and its participants.

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Wed, 22 Jun 2011 08:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011