Further, the "display of the body violates etiquette and decency".
Other football associations had already formed official women's national teams in the 1970s, the DFB long remained uninvolved in women's football. Schmidt was invited to send a team to the unofficial women's football world championship.
Schmidt accepted the invitation but hid the fact that West Germany had no women's national team at the time.
) represents Germany in international women's association football and is governed by the German Football Association (DFB).
The German national team is one of the most successful in women's football.