Germany became the first team to retain the Women's World Cup after a 2-0 victory over Brazil in China. Birgit Prinz and Simone Laudehr scored the goals and goalkeeper Nadine Angerer saved a second-half penalty. The save meant Germany went through the entire tournament without giving away a goal.
"I had a lot of confidence in my team and they worked very hard for each other. It was a great team performance," said German coach Silvia Neid. Five German players were voted into the All Star team – Nadine Angerer, Kerstin Stegemann, Ariane Hingst, Renate Lingor and Birgit Prinz.