<![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['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[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[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[Nigeria end drought with Canada win]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144428/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 05 Jul 2011 22:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Filigno: We’re capable of more]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1468264/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com chats to Canada’s Jonelle Filigno about the team's Germany 2011 regrets and their desire to finish on a high against Nigeria in Dresden, as the north Americans prepare to host the 2015 edition of the tournament.]]>Mon, 04 Jul 2011 10:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Canada and Nigeria seek consolation win]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144428/preview.html?cid=rssfeed&att=In the last round of Group A matches at the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011, Canada and Nigeria will conclude their respective campaigns with only pride at stake.

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Mon, 04 Jul 2011 08:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=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[Four star France defeat Canada]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144434/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=A Gaetane Thiney brace, plus goals from Camille Abily and Elodie Thomis, allowed France to advance into the FIFA Women's World Cup quarter-finals for the first time following an emphatic 4-0 win over Canada in Bochum.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2011 18:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Canada and France in crunch match]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144434/preview.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Canada and France square off in Bochum in a contest that could prove crucial to the qualification hopes of the two Group A sides.

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Wed, 29 Jun 2011 17:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Kyle: I want to meet Germany again]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1464380/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com spoke to young Canucks midfielder Kaylyn Kyle about her experience in the opener against Germany and her ambitions for the tournament.]]>Wed, 29 Jun 2011 16:57:00 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[Leblanc keeping Canada secure]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1460170/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Canada goalkeeper Karina Leblanc is set to be in for a busy time against an in-form Germany in the opening match of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup on Sunday, but the experienced No1 remains unfazed by the challenge.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2011 09:29:00 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[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[Dede: We will make Nigeria proud]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1441453/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=As Nigeria's women's team settle into a lengthy Austrian training camp, goalkeeper and captain Precious Dede says the Super Falcons are determined to have their biggest-ever impact on the FIFA Women's World Cup™.

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Thu, 26 May 2011 06:17:00 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[Uche: We speak one language ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1424897/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Nigeria coach Eucharia Ngozi Uche speaks to FIFA.com about her team's hopes for the FIFA Women's World Cup and the prospects of star forward Cynthia Uwak being involved.

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Thu, 28 Apr 2011 07:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![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[Handing over the baton in Ottawa]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1396766/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The latest stop in the FIFA/OC Welcome Tour for Germany 2011 took on an extra level of poignancy with this year's tournament organisers visiting the newly-named hosts for 2015, Canada.

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Fri, 11 Mar 2011 22:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Canada’s statement of intent in Cyprus]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1396359/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Exactly 109 days before taking on Germany in the Opening Match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011, in-form Canada beat the Netherlands to retain the Cyprus Women’s Cup.

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Fri, 11 Mar 2011 08:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Orji: We’re ready for any team ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1369921/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com chats to one of the Super Falcons' stars in thrilling 18-year-old, Ebere Orji.]]>Tue, 25 Jan 2011 06:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Excitement builds for eager Nigeria]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1368256/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 21 Jan 2011 07:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Italian virtue boosts high-flying Canada]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1358832/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Canada coach Carolina Moraces chats to FIFA.com about her team’s impressive progress and hopes of upsetting hosts Germany in their FIFA Women’s World Cup curtain-raiser.

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Tue, 04 Jan 2011 07:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=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[No easy ride for hosts]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1343440/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 29 Nov 2010 21:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Neid: The time will fly by]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1343378/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com has all the reactions and responses from Group A coaches and officials after the Official Draw for the FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011.

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Mon, 29 Nov 2010 21:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011