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      German squad for Brazil friendly announced
German national team coach Joachim Loew has made his selections for the team's friendly against Brazil on 10 August in Stuttgart. Brazilian-born Cacau is back on the squad just in time for an emotional match against his native country.  read full story more
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Sports in Germany: Facing a physically dominant Nigerian side, Germany managed a 1-0 win in tough conditions / Copyright picture alliance / ZUMA Press Laudehr strike gives Germany a place in the quarter finals
A brutal clash in Frankfurt saw the German women's football team progress to the last eight of the World Cup. Facing a physically dominant Nigerian side, Germany managed a 1-0 win in tough conditions.  more
Sports in Germany: Sabine Lisicki of Germany during the Ladies' Singles Quarter-Final match against France's Marion Bartoli / copyright picture alliance/APA/ Wildcard Lisicki breaks 12-year German Grand Slam streak
Youngster Sabine Lisicki has moved into the Wimbledon semifinals, the first German woman to make it beyond a Grand Slam quarterfinal since Steffi Graf over a decade ago. Lisicki fought back to defeat French ninth seed Marion Bartoli at Wimbledon on Tuesday, 28 June.  more
Sports in Germany: A match between Brazil and Australia at the FIFA Women's World Cup / copyright dpa Women's football: same on paper, different on the pitch
While female footballers are playing an identical game to their male counterparts on paper, there are differences – some more visible than others – that set the women's game apart from the men's.  more
Sports in Germany: Brazilian football star Marta at the Women's World cup in 2007 / copyright picture alliance / Pressefoto Ulmer Brazil's Marta dreams of World Cup title
The five-time women’s world footballer of the year, Marta, has already achieved a lot in her career. But the Brazilian star has never been world champion. This World Cup, things are going to be different, she says.  more
Sports in Germany: Kim Kulig of Germany tackles the ball during the World cup opening match with Canada / copyright picture alliance/augenklick/GES Germany hold off Canadians in Women's World Cup opener
The 2011 Women's World Cup swung into action on Sunday, 26 June, as the German skies opened up and gifted the host nation with perfect conditions ahead of their opening fixture against Group A opponents Canada. Germany secured all three points, coming away 2-1 victors in a match that at times lacked fine finishing.  more
Sports in Germany: Germany's Sebastian Vettel extends F1 lead with easy win in Valencia / copyright picture alliance/HOCH ZWEI Vettel extends F1 lead with easy win in Valencia
Germany F1 champion Sebastian Vettel took out the Valencia leg of the European Grand Prix on Sunday, 26 June, securing his sixth win in eight races of the 2011 Formula One season.  more
Sports in Germany: 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup mascot 'Karla Kick' inside the Olympic Stadium in Berlin / copyright dpa FIFA Women’s World Cup opens on 26 June in Berlin
The FIFA Women’s World Cup is likely to make Berlin Germany’s most popular city. On 26 June, Berlin’s Olympic Stadium will be the venue of the World Cup opening ceremony and the opening match between Germany and Canada.  more
Sports in Germany: Tickets for the opening match of the 2011 FIFA women's soccer world cup / copyright dpa Women's World Cup: opening match tickets sold out
Who could wish for a better start to the first Women’s Football World Cup in Germany? The opening match between the German hosts and Canada will be kicking off on the evening of Sunday, 26th June at 18:00 CET in front of some 73,000 spectators. Tickets for the game at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium are already sold out – that’s a new European record in women’s football.  more
Sports in Germany: Organisers shoot for a carbon-neutral Women's World Cup / copyright Colourbox Organisers shoot for a carbon-neutral Women's World Cup
Everyone hopes that the play on the pitch at the Women's World Cup will be clean and fair, but those in charge are also pushing for a clean, green approach off the pitch as well. The upcoming Women's World Cup is expected to generate a city's worth of extra greenhouse gas emissions, but there's a plan to more than make up for that with environmentally friendly initiatives.  more
Sports in Germany: Women football fans celebrate Germany's win against Argentina during the football World Cup in 2010 / copyright dpa Female football fans claim vital ground in German stadiums
Ever increasing numbers of German women are opting to devote their free time to watching football. Their influence is rapidly transforming the atmosphere of Germany's football stadiums.  more
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