Members of the German women’s national soccer team appear on the cover and within the pages of this month’s German version of Playboy, a NSFW spread that was just published in advance of the three-week World Cup tournament set to begin in Berlin on June 26. The women who appear are not first-team members of the German team, which are the defending World Cup champions.
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.”
Since it’s not being published in the puritanical United States, the comments will probably be restrained.