73 days to go

73,680 was the crowd for the opening game of the FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011™. The tournament hosts delighted the locals in Berlin’s Olympiastadion with a 2-1 victory over 2015 hosts Canada, a game which also saw Christine Sinclair suffer a broken nose.

Celia Okoyino da Mbabi and Kerstin Garefrekes scored for Germany before Sinclair - broken nose and all - pulled back a late consolation for the Canadians in the 82nd minute with a magnificent free-kick from 25 yards.