FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007
10 September - 30 September

FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007™

FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007

Final Tournament Standing

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Germany set the record straight

  • Germany make it back to back Women's World Cups

  • Marta stars as Brazil fall short in final

  • Goalkeeper Nadine Angerer goes entire tournament without conceding

Thanks to a clinical 2-0 triumph over an in-form Brazil side which had set the tournament alight on their way to the 2007 Final, Germany successfully defended their FIFA Women's World Cup™ crown to cement their reputation as a powerhouse in the women's game. In doing so, the ever-consistent Europeans became the first team ever to retain the trophy, although this was just one of many milestones achieved by the champions of China 2007.

The 2007 decider between Germany and Brazil was the first ever FIFA Women's World Cup Final to be contested between European and South American opponents. UEFA representatives Germany, who entered the match with the tournament's best defensive record having conceded no goals in their five previous games, faced a free-scoring Brazil side which had netted 17 times en route to the decider, including four against fellow title contenders USA in the semi-finals.

A closely fought battle between defensive consistency and attacking flair ultimately ended with a victory for the defending champions. Under the guidance of head coach Silvia Neid, the German juggernaut effectively took Jorge Barcellos' aces out of the game. In particular, the holders kept a tight reign on their opponents' linchpin striker Marta, who was unable to get a clear shot on goal or link up effectively with her team-mates.

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SHANGHAI, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 11: Karen Carney of England battles for the ball with Hiromi Isozaki of Japan during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2007 Group A match between Japan and England at the Shanghai Hongkou Football Stadium on September 11, 2007 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

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There are not many superlatives left to describe the magnificent talents of Marta. The Brazilian legend is quite simply one of the greatest players to have graced the game and was voted as the best women's player in the world for a sixth time.

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HANGZHOU, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 27: Marta (10#) of Brazil and her teammates celebrates the winning with fans after the Womens World Cup 2007 Semi Final match between USA and Brazil at Hangzhou Dragon Stadium on September 27, 2007 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province of China. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)

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Marta provides a masterclass



SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 31: Cheryl Salisbury of Australia passes to a team mate during the women's international friendly match between the Australian Matildas and Italy held at Parramatta Stadium January 31, 2009 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

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Salisbury reflects on generation-defining moment



DUISBURG, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 26:  Nadine Angerer of Germany is seen before here farewell prior to the Women's International Friendly match between Germany and England at Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena on November 26, 2015 in Duisburg, Germany.  (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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Birgit PRINZ sit under the Podium,after winning against
Brazil during the final match in the FIFA Women's World Cup
2007 football tournament at the Hongkou Stadium in Shanghai, 30
September 2007. Germany won 2-0.

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German heroines on cloud nine

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USA celebrate scoring against England in the China 2007 quarter-finals.

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SHANGHAI, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 30: Nadine Angerer (R) of Germany resuces the penalty of Marta (L) of Brazil during the Women's World Cup 2007 Final match between Brazil and Germany at the Shanghai Hongkou Football Stadium September 30, 2007 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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SHANGHAI, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 11: Karen Carney of England battles for the ball with Hiromi Isozaki of Japan during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2007 Group A match between Japan and England at the Shanghai Hongkou Football Stadium on September 11, 2007 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

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