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Jan 16, 2014   |  6:08PM AET

Angerer back and ready for W-League

Angerer back and ready for W-League

Brisbane Roar W-League goalkeeper and recently named FIFA World Player of the Year Nadine Angerer said she’s ready to re-shift her focus back to the rest of the Westfield W-League campaign.

Brisbane Roar W-League goalkeeper and recently named FIFA World Player of the Year Nadine Angerer said she-s ready to re-shift her focus back to the rest of the Westfield W-League campaign.

The FIFA Ballon d-Or winner touched back down in Brisbane in the early hours of this morning, admitting that she still can-t quite believe her crown at FIFA-s Zurich headquarters earlier in the week as the world-s best female footballer.

In comparison, the men-s equivalent of the most prestigious individual award in world football was won by Real Madrid and Portugal-s Cristiano Ronaldo with Brazilian legend Pele was given an honorary Ballon d-Or.

“It was really crazy and I still can-t believe it,” Angerer said.

“I think it will take one or two more days to realise what happened.

“Everyone was so nice and friendly – Pele was really cool and they were asking a lot of questions about women-s soccer and they actually knew a lot of things about women-s soccer.

“It was really nice to get to know them.”

Angerer will re-join her teammates at training tomorrow afternoon following today-s rest day and said she-s looking forward to Sunday-s away match against second-placed Sydney FC at Sydney United Sports Centre.

“We play Sydney, it-s an important game on Sunday,” the Germany captain said.

“Now I have two days to recover and get ready.

“I-m so proud of my teammates and I got so many congratulatory SMSs and messages while I was away.”

While in Europe, Angerer said she also did her best to spread the word about her beloved Brisbane and the ever-improving Westfield W-League.

“Everyone was asking me about Brisbane and I think that-s good for everybody,” she said.

“[Sweden Head Coach] Pia Sundhage for example was asking me a lot of questions about the league and [last year-s Ballon d-Or winner] Abby Wambach was asking a lot as well.

“Of course there are some differences between the mentality but I felt at home here very fast, very comfortable here in Brisbane and I can only talk about the positives.”

Brisbane Roar face Sydney FC in this weekend-s Westfield W-League televised match of the round. Kick-off is at 3pm Sydney time / 2pm Brisbane time. Watch on ABC1 from 3pm Brisbane time.