<![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 06:03:17 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[All smiles for Sweden's winning twins]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1476324/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Yesterday's third-placed win for Sweden will feel that little bit sweeter in the Hammarstrom household, after Marie's dramatic winner against France was celebrated alongside twin sister Kristen.

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Sun, 17 Jul 2011 11:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Hammar blow for France]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255991/match=300144446/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 16 Jul 2011 18:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=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[France and Sweden face off for third]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255991/match=300144446/preview.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The battle for bronze also has something of a pre-Olympics flavour to it, as both sides have qualified for London 2012 through their fine efforts in Germany.

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Fri, 15 Jul 2011 08:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Dennerby: Love conquers all]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1475152/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sweden coach Thomas Dennerby chats to FIFA.com about his side's semi-final exit, his pride at qualifying for London 2012 and the battle for bronze against France on Saturday. 

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Thu, 14 Jul 2011 17:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Rohlin: We want to be dancing again]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1474726/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Charlotte Rohlin speaks to FIFA.com about Sweden's semi-final defeat by Japan, the loss of influential captain Caroline Seger, how it felt to wear the armband and the Scandinavians' desire to beat France and finish third.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2011 23:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Japan and USA set up intriguing final]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1474752/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The Asians came from behind to beat Sweden 3-1 and reach the decider for the first time, while the Americans found their rhythm late on to see off France's stern challenge.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2011 22:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Japan sink Sweden, reach first final]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255993/match=300144455/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The Nadeshiko fell behind in Frankfurt, but two goals from Nahomi Kawasumi, either side of Homare Sawa's effort, earned them a deserved 3-1 victory and a meeting with USA in the decider.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2011 21:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Ohno: We are not satisfied yet]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1473860/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Talented Japan forward Shinobu Ohno chats to FIFA.com about overcoming Germany, their upcoming semi-final with Sweden, her dream of winning the tournament and a desire to see more of her countrywomen take up football.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2011 02:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Sawa ready to take on Sweden]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1473902/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=After playing through the pain barrier against Germany in leading her side to victory, Japan captain Homare Sawa is ready to lead by example again as they bid for a place in the FIFA Women's World Cup final.

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Tue, 12 Jul 2011 16:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Contrasting styles in semi showdown]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255993/match=300144455/preview.html?cid=rssfeed&att=It will be old against new when traditional heavyweights Sweden face rising force Japan at the semi-final stage at Germany 2011, with the contest also set to be marked by differing football styles.

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Tue, 12 Jul 2011 14:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Seger’s mega drive]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1473358/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=]]>Tue, 12 Jul 2011 10:46:00 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[Mixed emotions for ambitious Matildas]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1472756/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews Australia's FIFA Women's World Cup, which ended with a disappointing defeat by Sweden, but the Matildas nevertheless leave Germany with optimism for the future.]]>Sun, 10 Jul 2011 23:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=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[Schelin: It’s becoming a dream ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1472551/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com after the game about scoring and the semi-finals.]]>Sun, 10 Jul 2011 18:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Swede dreams continue ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255995/match=300144448/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 10 Jul 2011 14:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Lindahl: We know how to deliver]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1470729/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about beating Australia, the best Blagult side in recent years and beards.]]>Sat, 09 Jul 2011 16:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Simon: This is life changing]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1471763/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com spoke to Australia's Kyah Simon about her landmark goals against Norway and her side's aims for the rest of the tournament.]]>Sat, 09 Jul 2011 11:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Augsburg ends with clash of the outsiders ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255995/match=300144448/preview.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The final game of Germany 2011 in the Bavarian city of Augsburg takes place on Sunday afternoon when Group C winners Sweden taken on Australia in the quarter-finals.

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Fri, 08 Jul 2011 22:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Sweden and USA pull rank in Group C]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1471498/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Traditional heavyweights USA and Sweden came through their group with relative comfort ahead of a disappointing Korea DPR and tournament debutants Colombia.

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Fri, 08 Jul 2011 10:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Viewing figures continue to impress]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1470951/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 07 Jul 2011 15:47:00 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[Swedes stun USA with historic win]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144447/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 06 Jul 2011 21:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Familiar foes eye top spot]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144447/preview.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 05 Jul 2011 17:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Sjogran: We don’t fear USA ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1467510/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 04 Jul 2011 00:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Rapinoe, USA’s blonde ambition]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1467506/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=USA midfielder Megan Rapinoe made an instant impact against Colombia on Saturday, striking her side’s second in a 3-0 win only minutes after her introduction. FIFA.com caught up with her afterwards.

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Sun, 03 Jul 2011 10:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Dancing, singing, and stunning goals]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1467314/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Today's selection of action from Germany brought a flood of emotions from both victorious sides in Group C, with breathtaking goals and synchronised dance steps all on show on a memorable day.

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Sat, 02 Jul 2011 19:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Dahlkvist: The atmosphere was amazing]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1467173/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com spoke to Sweden heroine Lisa Dahlkvist after the 1-0 win over Korea DPR, with the 24-year-old passing all the credit for her goal to team-mate Therese Sjogran and discussing the incredible atmosphere in Germany.]]>Sat, 02 Jul 2011 16:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Sweden's Dahlkvist sinks Korea DPR]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144444/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=After a tight opening hour, a Lisa Dahlkvist goal earned Thomas Dennerby's team a 1-0 win over the North Koreans to move them on to maximum points from two matches.

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Sat, 02 Jul 2011 14:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Sweden's striking duo ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1466267/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com spoke to Swedish forwards Lotta Schelin and Jessica Landstrom about penalties, music, as well as maths and engineering at their team hotel in Augsburg.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2011 14:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Korea DPR seek to change history ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144444/preview.html?cid=rssfeed&att=]]>Fri, 01 Jul 2011 09:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Tight contests and slim margins]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1463704/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 28 Jun 2011 20:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Swedes get their just desserts]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144445/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 28 Jun 2011 15:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Rodallega: I play with joy]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1462914/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The cousin of Premier League striker, Hugo, Carmen Rodallega speaks to FIFA.com about expressing herself on the pitch and the progress made by Colombia in recent years.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2011 18:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Swedish test for Cafetera new girls]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144445/preview.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sweden, one of the traditional giants of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, will open their Germany 2011 campaign against debutants Colombia at Leverkusen in what promises to be an intriguing match-up.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2011 10:21:00 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[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[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