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Equatorial Guinea first to arrive in Germany

Equatorial Guinea became the first FIFA Women's World Cup 2011™ team to arrive in Germany on Monday, 16 May 2011. The 32-strong delegation from Malabo, including 23 national team players, landed at Frankfurt Airport at 06:45 CET before travelling immediately to their base in Munster.

The 2010 African Women's Championship runners-up will be preparing at the Johanniter Akademie for their FIFA Women's World Cup debut against Norway on 29 June in Augsburg.

With a population of just under 700,000, Equatorial Guinea is the smallest ever country to have qualified for the FIFA Women's World Cup and, along with Colombia, will be making their first appearance at the tournament this year.