As Berlin gets set to kick-off the Women's Soccer World Cup, we get you all the action from on and off the field that has put these beauties with brains and of course, soccer skills, in the spotlight.
Hosts Germany will take on Canada in the first match on Sunday and the event which has 16 teams has the United States and Brazil being tipped as the favourites. (AP Photo)
Germany had earlier hosted the men's World Cup in 2006 and doesn't appear to have taken it any easier in welcoming the women this time around. (AFP Photo)
Stickers and posters of every participating player has been officially released by the event organisers. (AFP Photo)
Creativity is also in full flow as artist Franziska Vollborn looks at her untitled exhibit shown in the exhibition "On the other side - Artistic throw-ins to FIFA Women's World Cup 2011" (AFP Photo)
FIFA President Sepp Blatter with President of the local organising committee of the tournament, Steffie Jones.
Not just officials but even the Octopuses here are ready for the event. Seen here is one of them, dubbed Paul JR. He has predicted a German win in the opening match. (AFP Photo)
If men use brute force, women bring elegance to the soccer field. Seen here is Daniela Gozalez from Colombia who gets ready before a social event. (AFP Photo)
A beauty contest was also held for the participating players and the maidens descended looking their casual best. (AFP Photo)
And it got a whole lot more casual before the gowns were finally put on. New Zealand's Dominique Ela Wizniewski parades in this picture. (AFP Photo)
The players interacted with members of the audience as well. Germany's Christina Trost is seen here taking an umbrella from a fan while parading in her evening gown. (AFP Photo)
Wisneiwski managed to win the pageant while Trost and Jane Ogbe also made it to the top-three list. (AFP Photo)
Training however is an important part of the schedule as well. Germany's Birgit Prinz, right, and Kerstin Garefrekes are seen in a practice session. (AP Photo)
Canada's Christine Sinclair, right, and her teammates jog on the pitch ahead of their opening match. (AP Photo)
United States goalkeeper Hope Solo stops a shot during a training session of the US team. (AP Photo)
Players of Nigeria's women's soccer team Perpetua Nkwocha, right, and Tochukwu Oluehi warm up with team mates. (AP Photo)