Germany picks hosts for women's 2011 World Cup

September 30, 2008
BERLIN -- The women's World Cup in 2011 in Germany will open in Berlin, with the championship game in Frankfurt.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was on hand Tuesday for the German soccer federation's announcement of the nine venues for the 32 games.

"I hope football fans who don't have as much of an impression of the women's national team realize they can accomplish just as much as the men -- that's without a doubt," Merkel said.

Germany hosted the men's World Cup ...

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