Speaking at a press conference in Berlin today, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Germany 2011 would be a “milestone in the development of women’s soccer”
The sixth edition of the competition begins in the Olympic Stadium in Berlin where 1,500 fans representing the 16 participating nations will be using lights and mirrors in the lights and music show.
A capacity crowd of 70,000 will watch the opening game, Germany v Canada.
More than 2,000 journalists are accredited to cover the Women’s World Cup. More
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