2011 Women's World Cup preview

History beckons for Germany women

June 24, 2011
By Mark Lomas
(Archive)
Those football fans who worriedly expected to be starved of the sort of feast of summer football that 2010 served up will have been pleasantly surprised by the smorgasbord of tournaments hitting TV screens the world over at the moment. And just as the CONCACAF Gold Cup and European Under-21 Championship draw to a close, another major global competition is winding up for its quadrennial month in the sun: on Sunday, the FIFA Women's World Cup kicks off in Germany.

While women's football ...

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