<![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 06:03:16 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['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[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[Group D: Favourites in form, debutants surprise]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1471503/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 08 Jul 2011 11:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Norway suffer double disappointment]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1470929/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 07 Jul 2011 08:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Triumph and disaster]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1469883/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sweden ended USA's long unbeaten record in the group stage to finish top of their pool, while Australia's 2-1 win over Norway confirmed their qualification to the quarter-finals and sent the Scandinavians home.

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Wed, 06 Jul 2011 22:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Aussies edge Norway into last eight]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144451/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 06 Jul 2011 19:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Sermanni: Youngsters doing well]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1469073/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com spoke with Australia coach Tom Sermanni about his experiences at the tournament to date and the Matildas chances of success against the Europeans. ]]>Tue, 05 Jul 2011 15:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Last eight at stake for Norwegians and Aussies]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144451/preview.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Ahead of their final Group D clash with Australia here at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011™, only a win will do for Norway as they bid to make it into the quarter-finals.

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Tue, 05 Jul 2011 08:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Two-goal Marta sparkles]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1467846/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=As Canarinhas into the quarter-finals.]]>Mon, 04 Jul 2011 10:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Marta on fire, hope for the Matildas]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1467685/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Both Brazil and Australia registered important wins in regards to their FIFA Women's World Cup campaigns, but ultimately all the talk will be dominated by a divine double from FIFA World Player of the Year Marta.

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Sun, 03 Jul 2011 20:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Marta inspires Brazil into last eight]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144429/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 03 Jul 2011 19:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Maurine, Brazil’s other left-sided attacker]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1467209/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 02 Jul 2011 23:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Giants collide eyeing summit]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144429/preview.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Brazil and Norway both won narrowly in their opening outings. Now they will meet in a clash that could have a decisive say in who tops Group D.

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Sat, 02 Jul 2011 00:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Ellen Wille, mother of Norwegian women's football ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1462830/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=In 1986, at the 45th FIFA Congress, Ellen Wille demanded more support for women's football. FIFA.com asked Wille about her milestone speech, and what happened as a result.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2011 09:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Brazil and Norway pass tough tests]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1464811/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Brazil and Norway, two teams with strong FIFA Women's World Cup pedigree, were made to strain before claiming 1-0 victories over Australia and Equatorial Guinea respectively. 

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Wed, 29 Jun 2011 19:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA['Der Bomber' Haavi hits the target]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1464485/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=After her dramatic late goal which gave Norway a 1-0 win over Equatorial Guinea, FIFA.com caught up with 19-year-old forward Emilie Haavi, nicknamed Der Bomber by her team-mates.

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Wed, 29 Jun 2011 18:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Norway edge heroic Africans]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144441/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 29 Jun 2011 16:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Equatorial Guinea's Jade Boho to be replaced]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1463194/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 28 Jun 2011 11:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[A game of firsts]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144441/preview.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wednesday's Group D opener between Norway and Equatorial Guinea will throw up a number of firsts, including the African's first away from their continent, but they will be up against it when tackling Norway's seasoned pros.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2011 19:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=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[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[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[Sermanni: Women’s football is growing]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1460104/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 24 Jun 2011 14:20:00 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[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[Norwegians focused on positive start]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1459290/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Norwegian duo Isabell Herlovsen and Ingrid Stensland have told FIFA.com that three points in their opening game against Equatorial Guinea is a must for their hopes at Germany 2011. 

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Thu, 23 Jun 2011 10:55:00 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[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
<![CDATA[The beautiful site of 20Eleven!]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1456714/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com is gearing up to provide exclusive and unparalleled coverage for its users around the world.]]>Tue, 21 Jun 2011 12:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Five facts of the day]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1456548/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com presents five fascinating FIFA Women’s World Cup facts. Read and enjoy the second part of our series!]]>Tue, 21 Jun 2011 07:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Five facts of the day]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1455675/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Every day from Monday until Sunday’s opening match, FIFA.com presents five fascinating FIFA Women’s World Cup™ facts for you to enjoy.]]>Mon, 20 Jun 2011 08:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Official squad lists submitted]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1453840/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 17 Jun 2011 11:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Female stars keeping it in the family]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/news/newsid=1426718.html?cid=rssfeed&att=In our second story examining family ties in football, FIFA.com turns to the women’s game to look at the various players born with talent in their genes.

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Fri, 29 Apr 2011 08:53:00 GMTArea=World FootballSection=GeneralKind=Off the ball
<![CDATA[Female bosses to the fore]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1413282/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Six of the teams at this summer’s global showdown are set to be coached by women. FIFA.com examines the growing trend towards female head coaches.

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Wed, 06 Apr 2011 08:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Jones: Welcome Tour was a huge success]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1412537/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Korea DPR's capital of Pyongyang was the final stop on Steffi Jones’ Welcome Tour of all the nations competing at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011, which she calls a "huge success."

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Tue, 05 Apr 2011 10:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Disappointments spur Norway's Hjelmseth]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1405091/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Having spent most of her career as understudy to Bente Nordby, and having been ruled out of the last two FIFA Women's World Cups with injury, Ingrid Hjelmseth tells FIFA.com she hoping to make it third time lucky.

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Thu, 24 Mar 2011 09:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[USA lay down a marker]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1395860/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=USA have reminded everyone of their Germany 2011 credentials by claiming their eighth Algarve Cup ahead of the likes of Japan, Norway and Sweden. FIFA.com reviews the tournament.

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Thu, 10 Mar 2011 10:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Home away from home in Germany]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1391949/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The words of the popular football anthem 'Football's coming home' will ring true for many of the Germany-based players at this year's FIFA Women's World Cup.

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Thu, 03 Mar 2011 08:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Welcome Tour in Oslo: Norway dreaming of Germany final]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1384987/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 18 Feb 2011 08:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Group line-up promises action and excitement]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1343818/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a closer look at the results of the Official Draw for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, which turned out some interesting encounters and intriguing sections.

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Tue, 30 Nov 2010 13:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[A dream or difficult draw?]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1343398/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=We want you and our users all over the globe to Have Your Say and tell us which 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup™ group is the toughest.

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Mon, 29 Nov 2010 22:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Have Your SayTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Kleiton Lima: It's a good group]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1343382/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com has all the reactions and responses from Group D coaches and officials after the Official Draw for the FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011.

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Mon, 29 Nov 2010 21:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Germany 2011 takes shape]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1342267/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The Official Draw for the FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011 on Monday in Frankfurt tossed up some interesting clashes, and a tantalising Group C which will be no cakewalk for the USA.

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Mon, 29 Nov 2010 19:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Germany 2011: Draw procedure]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1342287/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com presents the draw procedure for the FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011 Official Draw which be held in Frankfurt Congress Center on Monday 29 November at 19:00.

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Sun, 28 Nov 2010 08:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Anticipation levels rise ahead of draw]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1341912/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The football world turns its attentions to Germany this Monday 29 November 2010, as another major milestone on the road to the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011™ is reached.

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Sat, 27 Nov 2010 10:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Faces old and new gather in Germany]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1340536/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com examines the state of the women's game at national team level ahead of next week's official draw for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany.

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Wed, 24 Nov 2010 15:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011