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Women coaches work for Germany
by Mike Woitalla, October 2nd, 2007 7AM

TAGS:  germany, women's world cup


Only three of the 16 teams at the 2007 Women's World Cup were head-coached by women: Germany (Silvia Neid), England (Hope Powell) and China (Marika Domanski-Lyfors). Germany's title win marked the second time a female coach won the Women's World Cup. Tina Theune-Meyer guided Germany to 2003 World Cup title while assisted by Neid, who took the helm in July 2005. Third-place USA had an all-male coaching staff: Greg Ryan, assisted by Bret Hall, Phil Wheddon and Billy McNicol.

Year Winner (coach)

2007 Germany (Silvia Neid)
2003 Germany (Tina Theune-Meyer)
1999 USA (Tony DiCicco)
1995 Norway (Even Pellerud)
1991 USA (Anson Dorrance)

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