Germany team players saucy photoshoot for Playboy before Women's World Cup
Last updated at 9:19 PM on 10th June 2011
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.
Wet look: Bayern Munich players Annika Doppler, 19, Ivana Rudelic, 19, and Julia Simic, 22, as well as Gütersloh's Kristina Gessat and Wolfsburg's Selina Wagner leave little to the imagination as they frolic
The madchen took part in their raunchy photo-shoot for the German edition of Playboy magazine, which went on sale yesterday and will be found on top shelves all over the host country during the duration of the three-week tournament that kicks off in Germany on June 26.
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.
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Cover girls: Back row left: Annika Doppler (Bayern Munich), Kristina Gessat (FSV Gutersloh). Front from left: Selina Wagner (Wolfsburg), Julia Simic (Bayern), Ivana Rudelic (Bayern).
Nina van Splunter of German Playboy, said: 'For us, this makes a lot of sense.
'Everyone knows how popular football is in Germany and, just like their male counterparts, the female team are very successful.
'The girls we have used are not yet first-team players with Germany, but they have all represented their country at various levels.
Van Splunter added: 'We have only just published, so we're waiting to hear comments.
'There was not agreement - we didn't ask the DFB, we went direct to the ladies.
'But it should be OK, otherwise they would have been told not to do it by their clubs."
Annika Doppler, 19, Ivana Rudelic, 19, and Julia Simic, 22, play for Bayern Munich; Kristina Gessat plays for Gütersloh and Selina Wagner plays for Wolfsburg.
In the accompanying interview, Gessat says: 'The message is, look, we are normal - and lovely - girls.'
One can only hope that Wayne Rooney never follows suit.
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