Apr
04
2008
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The Best In The Women’s Football – Germany

GERMANY
Previous FIFA Women’s World Cup appearances: 1991, 1995, 1999,2003
All-time best: 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup winners
Coach: Silvia Neid (43) took over as national team coach in 2005, succeeding the highly successful Tina Theune-Meyer, with whom she had worked as assistant coach for ten years. Neid was capped 111 times for Germany and also won 12 titles in Germany at club level. Her main priority as a coach is to nurture young talent.
Star player: Three-time FIFA Women’s World Player Birgit Prinz has a phenomenal record of achievement: 161 caps, 105 goals, one World Cup and four European Championships. Last year, the publicity-shy 28-year-old also won Germany’s domestic double with 1. FFC Frankfurt.
The team: The defending champions have an outstanding team containing top players such as goalkeeper Silke Rottenberg, playmaker Renate Lingor and striker Birgit Prinz as well as several emerging talents. Germany are certainly among the favourites for the title.