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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Abby Wambach of the United States battles against North Korea's Ri Un Hyang during the group C match between the United States and North Korea at the Women’s Soccer World Cup in Dresden, Germany, Tuesday, June 28, 2011. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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