Despite dominating women's football for years, German players have persistently been dogged by doughty tomboy stereotypes. But that may all be changing as Germany prepares to host this summer's World Cup, said midfielder Julia Simic. German fans still hope their women show the toughness necessary to make a run at the World Cup title, but the photo shoot brings out a feminine side ordinary football fans rarely see from their sporting heroines. See photos of the German players here. Game of Thrones has ended but it lives on in Malta! Find out how and learn two more unexpected facts about this little archipelago in the middle of the Med.
What better way to promote the Women's World Cup than for your national side to show off their new strip? That's the approach these young fraulein, members of Germany's national squad have taken. But their approach, it can be safely assumed, did not have the the sanction of the blazered and booted herren of the Deutscher Fussball-Bund. Germany begin their defence of the tournament in Berlin on June 26, when they play Canada. England kick off their campaign with a match against Mexico the next day.
Add this to the strangest excuses for posing in Playboy ever. A group of women who play for the German national soccer team , Deutscher Fussball-Bund, showed up half naked in the German version of the girlie mag to advertise the World Cup and to show the world they were "normal. Because shaking what your mama gave you and coming thisclose to showing the world your boobies in a magazine is normal. Kicking black and white balls down the pitch in the World Cup is not. Did you catch that ladies?