• Closing the gap

    Closing the gap

    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.

  • Japan claim maiden title

    Japan claim maiden title

    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.


Dominant in the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking in recent years, USA will be a force to be reckoned with at Germany 2011.


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Sweden and USA pull rank in Group C
Traditional heavyweights USA and Sweden came through their group with relative comfort ahead of a disappointing Korea DPR and tournament debutants ...
    • Lauren Cheney of USA, Saki Kumagai of Japan, Abby Wambach of USA and Azusa Iwashimizu of Japan go up for a header
    • Heather O'Reilly of USA (R) challenges Aya Miyama of Japan
    • Goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori of Japan saves a shot on goal in front of Mizuho Sakaguchi and Abby Wambach of USA
    • Megan Rapinoe of USA hits the post from a narrow angle
    • Kozue Ando (R) of Japan fights for the ball with Rachel Buehler of USA
    • Abby Wambach (C) of United States battles for the ball with Yukari Kinga (L) and Mizuho Sakaguchi (R) of Japan