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Goalie Nadine Angerer saving a goal

The Germany women's national football team represents Germany in international women's football and is directed by the German Football Association (DFB). The team, initially called "West Germany" in informal English, played its first international match in 1982. After German reunification in 1990, the DFB squad remained the national team of the Federal Republic of Germany. The German national team is one of the most successful in women's football. They are two-time world champions, having won the 2003 and 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup. Germany is the only nation which has won both the men's and the women's World Cup. The team has won seven of the ten UEFA European Championships, claiming the last five titles in a row. Germany has won three bronze medals at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament, finishing third in 2000, 2004 and 2008. The popularity of the women's national football team has grown since the team won their first World Cup title. They were chosen as Germany's Sports Team of the Year in 2003. Silvia Neid has been the team's head coach since 2005, succeeding Tina Theune after nine years as her assistant. As of September 2011, Germany is ranked No. 2 in the FIFA Women's World Rankings. (more...)

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