<![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[Sawa: I could never imagine this]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1476580/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com spoke to Japan's FIFA Women's World Cup hero Homare Sawa about winning the tournament, receiving the Golden Boot and Golden Ball, as well as the secret to the team's success.]]>Mon, 18 Jul 2011 02:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Kaihori and Kumagai, Japan's penalty stars]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1476593/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com what the victory means to them and their country.]]>Mon, 18 Jul 2011 00:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Bittersweet for Solo and Wambach]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1476768/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The heartbroken pair of Hope Solo and Abby Wambach were given silver-linings to USA's penalty shoot-out Women's World Cup final defeat in the form of individual awards, but they weren't the titles they wanted.

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Mon, 18 Jul 2011 00:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Double delight for Sawa]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1476704/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reveals the individual award winners at the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011, with Japan playmaker Homare Sawa, and USA pair Hope Solo and Abby Wambach, each receiving two each.]]>Mon, 18 Jul 2011 00:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Japan edge USA for maiden title]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255989/match=300144437/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 17 Jul 2011 22:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Sawa: This is a dream]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1476117/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com her thoughts on the FIFA Women's World Cup Final against USA, what the match means to her people, and her plans for the future.]]>Sun, 17 Jul 2011 04:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Seven for Sundhage and Sasaki]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1476000/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com asked both teams' coaches - Norio Sasaki and Pia Sundhage - the same seven questions about the big match.]]>Sat, 16 Jul 2011 20:09:00 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[Rampone: Let's make USA proud]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1475840/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Having become the undisputed leader of the USA team after 14-years representing the stars and stripes, Christie Rampone will bow out of FIFA Women's World Cup football in her first final appearance.

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Sat, 16 Jul 2011 13:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Japan, USA ready for battle royal]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255989/match=300144437/preview.html?cid=rssfeed&att=All eyes will be on Frankfurt tomorrow as USA go in search of their third world title against final debutants Japan, who have never beaten the Americans.

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Sat, 16 Jul 2011 11:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=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[Heroine Kawasumi living the dream]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1475138/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=After scoring twice to inspire Japan to semi-final glory, Nahomi Kawasumi talks to FIFA.com about Sunday's decider and why Homare Sawa is an inspiration.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2011 16:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[In our subs we trust]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1475072/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The saying goes that football is a squad game now and USA have proved that at Germany 2011 with a number of their substitutes enjoying a massive impact on matches.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2011 08:54:00 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[USA see off France to reach decider]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255993/match=300144449/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 13 Jul 2011 18:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[For USA, Hope springs eternal]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1474037/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com chats with USA goalkeeper Hope Solo about the upcoming tussle with France and her aim to help the team create history, with the experienced No1 playing a key role in the team's drive to the Germany 2011 semi-finals.

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Tue, 12 Jul 2011 17:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Delie: We didn’t come here to be tourists]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1473665/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=

In the run-up to her country’s semi-final clash with USA, on-song France's Marie-Laure Delie chatted with FIFA.com about her international goal tally and her team’s desire to lift the coveted Trophy.

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Tue, 12 Jul 2011 09:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[USA and France eye Frankfurt]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255993/match=300144449/preview.html?cid=rssfeed&att=After gruelling, emotionally demanding encounters, the French and Americans have one more hurdle to overcome before reaching the final in Frankfurt.

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Tue, 12 Jul 2011 09:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Dream dies for Marta and Co]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1473438/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com examines what went wrong.]]>Mon, 11 Jul 2011 11:24:00 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[Solo and Co. in top form]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1473257/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com caught up with the victorious trio.]]>Sun, 10 Jul 2011 23:37:00 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[USA edge Brazil in heavyweight duel]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255995/match=300144440/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 10 Jul 2011 19:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[O'Reilly: The time of my life ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1471993/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com spoke to Heather O'Reilly about the rivalry between USA and Brazil and why Sunday's quarter-final between the two sides has an element of déjà-vu to it.

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Sat, 09 Jul 2011 13:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Aline: We’re here to be champions]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1472037/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com had a chat with Brazil captain Aline about playing to win not entertain, her role model Lucio, and telling off star player Marta.]]>Sat, 09 Jul 2011 12:22:00 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[Title favourites go head to head]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255995/match=300144440/preview.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Brazil and USA go head to head in Dresden this Sunday to determine which of the two women's football powerhouses will claim the last remaining semi-final spot.

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Sat, 09 Jul 2011 09:21:00 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[Boxx, USA's World Cup specialist]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1469350/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=USA's Shannon Boxx began her international career at the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup and eight years later the experienced midfielder is still going strong on the world's greatest stage.

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Tue, 05 Jul 2011 22:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=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[USA cruise past Colombia into last eight]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144439/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 02 Jul 2011 19:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Gaitan: Time to take the bull by the horns]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1466763/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Natalia Gaitan speaks to FIFA.com about Colombia's progress in recent years, their 1-0 loss to Sweden, upcoming game against USA, targets for the tournament and her role as captain.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2011 13:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Americans eye early progress]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144439/preview.html?cid=rssfeed&att=

Top billing at Germany 2011 this Saturday arguably goes to the Group C match between Colombia and USA in Sinsheim. With a win imperative for both sides, the game promises to be a hard-fought encounter.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2011 10:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[The beginning of a tradition]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1463985/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=

Sinsheim is the smallest venue selected to stage matches at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The home of top-flight side Hoffenheim, the town hopes that by hosting the event the sport will grow even further in the region.

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Wed, 29 Jun 2011 11:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Buehler praises 'big-hearted' USA]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1464259/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 29 Jun 2011 10:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=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[USA start in a good way]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144452/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Second-half goals from Lauren Cheney and Rachel Buehler helped get USA off to the best possible start in Group C with a 2-0 win over Korea DPR in Dresden.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2011 19:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Korean youth facing old heads]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1462576/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=No team at Germany 2011 has undergone such a change of personnel as Korea DPR. To compound the challenge their campaign opens against world No1 USA, with the tournament’s youngest team facing the oldest.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2011 17:54:00 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[Old acquaintances meet again]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144452/preview.html?cid=rssfeed&att=USA and Korea DPR have already met in the group stages of three previous FIFA Women's World Cups, with the Asians yet to beat their American counterparts on the biggest stage.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2011 08:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=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