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Germany preparing for Women's World Cup

The biggest event in international women's soccer comes to Germany this summer, and the host country is preparing to put on a show.

Updated: April 28, 2011, 1:29 PM ET
By Jacqueline Purdy

Just two months from now, women's soccer will step onto the world's biggest stage as the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup kicks off in Germany. The buzz around the sport -- and what German organizers are hoping for -- is that this edition will rival the watershed 1999 Women's World Cup in the U.S. that drew massive attention to the sport and made household names out of Mia Hamm and Brandi Chastain.

"It was so big, you had such a great crowd," said Steffi Jones, who played defender for Germany ...

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