Impressive opening ceremony startsFIFA Women's World Cup

Impressive opening ceremony starts FIFA Women's World Cup

The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011 has started. The opening ceremony at the Olympiastadion Berlin was held in front of a capacity crowd of 73.680 spectators. Students from Berlin’s schools represented the different nations that are participating in the tournament by wearing the respective jerseys. It was a colorful celebration in light of the World Cup opener.

In the eastern stands, the spectators could witness a fan choreography, showing a star in Germany’s colors with a number 11 in its middle, representing both the team and the year of the World Cup. A massive globe dominated the action on the pitch.

Once the globe reached the middle of the pitch it transformed into a massive ball that mirrored the spectators before it broke open and released hundreds of helium-filled footballs into the skies above. After the impressive ceremony, German president Christian Wulff officially opened the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011.