Fútbol. Futebol. Calcio. Fußball. Soccer. ποδόσφαιρο. Kopaná. Fotbal. Futball. Voetbal. Fotboll. Fotball. Fudbal. футбол. oкер. Jalkapallo. Futbola. Fótbóltur. Association Football. Nogomet. Piłka Nożna. Fótbolti. Fodbold. Futboll. Il-Loghba tal-ballun. Futbol. Futbolo. Sepak Bola. Kandanda. Balompie. Kinipōpō peku. Cumann Peile. Isikkamik. arsaanneq. כדורגל. đá banh. ball-pwe. ฟุตบอลفٹ بال फुटबाल 蹴球 足球 フットボールلعبة كرة القدم بازى فوتبال

"In any language, the whole world is united by a ball." --- Steve Amoia, Publisher, November 2006.

Translate Articles at World Football Commentaries

Friday, September 7, 2007

2007 FIFA Women's World Cup in China


2007年FIFA女子世界杯
Image and Chinese language
courtesy of Wikipedia.

On Monday, 10 September, the fifth edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup competition begins in China. The Chinese will host the event for the second time. Sixteen nations will compete for the distinction of World Champion. The final will take place at 2000 local time on Sunday, 30 September, from Shanghai. Steve Goff of the Washington Post will provide coverage from China of Team USA.

History

The competition began in 1991. Here is the list of Champions:

China (host) 1991: USA
Sweden (host) 1995: Norway
USA (host) 1999: USA
USA (host) 2003: Germany

For the USA, Kristine Lilly will compete for the fifth time, which is a women's world record. A few men have competed six times in their World Cup. She has won the competition twice, and finished third on two occasions. She holds the world record, for both men and women, for the most international caps: 331. That record will likely never be eclipsed. She has played for the US team for 19 years.

Team USA Group B Games

11 September: USA x North Korea from Chengdu.
14 September: USA x Sweden from Chengdu.
18 September: USA x Nigeria from Shanghai.

Galavision, Telefutura, and ESPN/ESPN2 will broadcast the games tape-delayed and live in the USA. ESPN/ESPN2 will show all the games live. To visit the ESPN site for this event, please click here.

For daily video highlights, please visit 101 Great Goals.

Groups

A

Argentina
England
Germany (defending champion)
Japan

B

USA
North Korea
Sweden
Nigeria

C

Australia
Canada
Norway
Ghana

D

Brasil
China PR
Denmark
New Zealand

The top two teams from each group will advance to the elimination round. The winner will receive US $1,000,000, and the runner-up, $800,000.

Courtesy of Wikipedia:

Quarter finals
Semi finals
Final












September 22 - Wuhan







1st A

September 26 - Tianjin

2nd B





September 22 - Wuhan






1st C


September 30 - Shanghai

2nd D





September 23 - Tianjin





1st B

September 27 - Hangzhou

2nd A




Third place

September 23 - Tianjin







1st D





2nd C







September 30 - Shanghai

No comments:

World Football Commentaries by Steve Amoia. Copyright © 2006-2017. All rights reserved.
The football highlights widget is provided by Football Highlights 247.com.
The European Leagues and Champions League widgets are provided by El País.