<![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 06:03:26 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[Thuram: Football is a game of emotions]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1475665/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com caught up with former France legend Lilian Thuram in Germany at the Women's World Cup for a chat about the French team and his overarching philosophy of football.

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Fri, 15 Jul 2011 11:00:00 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[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[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[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[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[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[Gallant England take pride from defeat]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1472466/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Despite their crushing defeat to France last night on penalties, England tried to look at the positives from their journey to the quarter-finals despite the obvious sadness at having to leave Germany.

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Sun, 10 Jul 2011 10:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Japan, France create history]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1472277/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews a stunning day of FIFA Women’s World Cup action as champions Germany were eliminated by Japan, and France edged England on penalties, with both victors reaching the semi-finals for the first time.]]>Sat, 09 Jul 2011 23:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Les Bleues make it through]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255995/match=300144433/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=]]>Sat, 09 Jul 2011 19:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Soubeyrand: We don't want this to end]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1471732/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Ahead of France's Germany 2011 quarter-final against England, captain Sandrine Soubeyrand spoke to FIFA.com about her experiences of facing the Three Lions.

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Sat, 09 Jul 2011 01:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Smith, White to reignite France history]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1471562/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=England stars Kelly Smith and Faye White expect tomorrow's charged quarter-final with France will reignite the history between the two sides, following recent crucial FIFA Women's World Cup qualifiers.

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Fri, 08 Jul 2011 17:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[France and England eye historic semi spot]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255995/match=300144433/preview.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 08 Jul 2011 14:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=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[Germany thrill, win and finish top]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144443/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Silvia Neid's side emerged 4-2 victors over France in the battle for top spot in Group A, with Kerstin Garefrekes, Inka Grings (2) and Celia Okoyino da Mbabi making the score-sheet for the hosts.

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Tue, 05 Jul 2011 21:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Europeans gear up for Group A decider]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1468492/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 04 Jul 2011 19:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Germans and French face off for first place]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144443/preview.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The Group A fixtures will conclude with an epic all-European clash between host nation Germany and France in Monchengladbach, with Les Bleues needing just a draw to top the group on goal difference.

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Mon, 04 Jul 2011 08:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Angerer: I’m feeding off the crowds' energy]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1468210/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com chats with Germany goalkeeper Nadine Angerer who, having just clocked up a century of caps, says the host nation are under enormous pressure to succeed at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.

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Sun, 03 Jul 2011 23:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=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[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[Necib, France's ray of sunshine]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1462829/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=After starring in France’s opening FIFA Women’s World Cup win against Nigeria, player of the match Louisa Necib once again earned herself comparisons with Les Bleus legend Zinedine Zidane.]]>Mon, 27 Jun 2011 13:57:00 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[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[France edge Nigeria in opener]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144432/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 26 Jun 2011 16:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Seitz: Refereeing is a passion]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1461006/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=As she prepares for her fourth FIFA Women’s World Cup, veteran American referee Kari Seitz tells FIFA.com how her job has changed over the years.

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Sun, 26 Jun 2011 08:52:00 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[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[Nigeria and France start the show]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144432/preview.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Nigeria and France will be desperate for a winning start when they meet in Sinsheim three hours before the official Opening Match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011, between the hosts and Canada in Berlin.

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Sat, 25 Jun 2011 08:31:00 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=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[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[Grings: I'm fired up for this tournament]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1457750/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com a few days out from the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup™ on the art of scoring goals and the prospect of achieving her greatest career goal over the coming month.]]>Wed, 22 Jun 2011 09:54:00 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