Soccer fans attend the women's World Cup opener between Germany and Canada. In Germany, the game drew a TV audience of more than 18 million, or a quarter of the country's population — better stats than some men's matches garner. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Lauren Cheney, left, and Carli Lloyd, right, of the U.S. battle for the ball with Yun Mi Jo of Korea DPR in their opening Group C match of the FIFA Women's World Cup at Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion in Dresden, Germany. Boris Streubel/Getty Images hide caption

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