Take a look at the Nigeria Women's team ahead of the World Cup.
Nigeria secured qualification for Germany 2011 in emphatic fashion with 4-2 victory over Equatorial Guinea in the final of the Confederation of African Football Championship, after knocking out Ivory Coast in the First Round and Cameroon in the Semi-Finals.
While their dominance on the continental stage is undoubted - winning eight of nine African Women's championships - they boast just one quarter-final appearance from four Women's World Cup campaigns earning them a reputation as underachievers. But there is now a feeling inside and outside the nation that the balance is finally right to make a mark on the competition.
Legendary striker Perpetua Nkwocha is the star and she will arrive in Germany in devastating form having hit a record-breaking 11 goals during the victorious 2010 African Football Championship. She has played in three Olympic campaigns and two World Cups and was named African Women Footballer of the Year in 2004 and 2005.
But Nkwocha will be 35 by the time the German Finals arrive and she has confirmed that retirement is on the horizon. However, she does have one unequivocal wish for her international swansong: "I want to be part of a Nigerian side that wins the World Cup," she said. "We can do that, we just need to believe."
Manager Eucharia Uche is the nation's first ever female manager and will be taking part in her third Women's World Cup having played at the 1991 and 1995 editions. Uche was one of the most feared strikers in the women's game when she was at her peak throughout the 90s and once held the record for the most international goals by an African women.
Alongside a wealth of goalscoring experience on the pitch and in the dugout, Nigeria also have a goalkeeper that will be hoping to get her name in the history books. Precious Dede was selected as the goalkeeper of the tournament at the 2010 AFC. Long considered the best shot-stopper in her continent, Dede will hope to establish herself as one of the world's finest in what will be her third Women's World Cup campaign.