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FIFA Women's World Cup 2011™

Germany 2011: Japan join giants

Awards

  • adidas Golden Ball: Homare SAWA (JPN)
  • adidas Golden Boot: Homare SAWA (JPN)
  • adidas Golden Glove: Hope SOLO (USA)
  • Best Young Player : Caitlin FOORD (AUS)
  • Fair Play Award: Japan

News

Japan claim maiden title

For many, Japan's penalty shoot-out victory over USA in the Final was a fitting conclusion to the tournament, especially in light of the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami which devastated the country earlier in the year. The Nadeshiko, inspired by star player Homare Sawa, combined slick passing with technical finesse to prove that women's football has truly arrived in every corner of the globe.

Statistics

Goals scored

86

Qualified teams

16

Matches Played

32

Attendance

845,711

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