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When is the World Cup?
The 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup for soccer starts June 26, 2011 in Germany.   The tournament lasts a month.   (See schedule below).
 
The World Cup      The FIFA Women's World Cup schedule features 16 teams that qualified for the World Cup and placed into 4 Groups for the month long tournament.  One seeded team is placed into each of the four Groups.  Groups are lettered A, B, C, D with 4 teams in each. 

Seeded teams based on FIFA rankings are Germany (A), Japan (B), United States (C), and Brazil (D).

World Cup 2011 - First Round Groups

Group A Group B Group C Group D
1. Germany 1. Japan 1. United States 1. Brazil
2. France 2. Mexico 2. Sweden 2. Norway
3. Canada 3. England 3. Columbia 3. Australia
4. Nigeria 4. New Zealand 4. North Korea 4.Equatorial Guinea

2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup Schedule on ESPN      (All 32 Matches Live and in HD; Mobile and Digital Coverage)

ESPN will present comprehensive coverage of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup June 26 – July 17 from nine cities across Germany. All 32 matches will be aired live and in high definition on ESPN, ESPN2 as well as ESPN3.com and ESPN Mobile TV.

Coverage began Sunday, June 26, on ESPN2, ESPN3.com and ESPN Mobile TV, with the first match of the three-week tournament which Nigeria lost to France (0-1).   The opening match of the tournament featuring host nation and defending FIFA Women’s World Cup champion Germany vs. Canada ended in a (1-0) victory for the host nation Germany, who is the defending World Cup champion.

ESPN3.com is ESPN’s signature broadband network will provide live online simulcasts of all 32 matches, including ESPN and ESPN2’s live pre-match, halftime and post-match segments.  The games will be archived and accessible to fans on ESPN3.com through the end of August.

ESPN Mobile TV is ESPN’s 24/7 mobile sports television network featuring live coverage of the matches from ESPN and ESPN2 telecasts.

THE U.S. Women’s National Team

The U.S.A. Women’s National Soccer Team has won the FIFA Women’s World Cup twice.   The US enters the 2011 Women's World Cup ranked  No. 1 in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, however, the US has not won the world cup since 1999.  Germany and Brazil will be contenders.

The US Women's first game in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup was June 28 against Korea DPR (ranked No. 6)  and the US won 2-0.  
The US Women's team plays Columbia Saturday July 2 @ 11:30am and Wednesday 7/6 @ 2:30pm vs Sweden in group play.  The top two teams from each group advances in the tournament. 

2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup TV Schedule – ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3.com

All times EASTERN  Schedule is subject to change.  Check your local listings. 

Date                           Time Network Teams    Group Score Match No. (#)
Sunday 6/26 8:45 a.m. ESPN2/ESPN3.com Nigeria vs. France A 0-1 2
11:30 a.m. ESPN/ESPN3.com Germany vs. Canada A 1-0 1
Monday 6/27 8:45 a.m. ESPN/ESPN3.com Japan vs. New Zealand B 2-1  3
11:45 a.m. ESPN/ESPN3.com Mexico vs. England B 1-1 4
Tues 6/28      8:45 a.m. ESPN/ESPN3.com Colombia vs. Sweden C 0-1 6
11:45 a.m. ESPN/ESPN3.com USA vs. Korea DPR C 2-0 5
Wed 6/29 8:45 a.m. ESPN/ESPN3.com Norway vs. Equatorial Guinea D 1-0 8
12 p.m. ESPN/ESPN3.com Brazil vs. Australia D 1-0 7
Thur 6/30 11:45 a.m. ESPN/ESPN3.com Canada vs. France A 10
2:30 p.m. ESPN2/ESPN3.com Germany vs. Nigeria A 9
Friday 7/1 8:45 a.m. ESPN/ESPN3.com Japan vs. Mexico B 11
12 p.m. ESPN/ESPN3.com New Zealand vs. England B 12
Saturday 7/2 7:45 a.m. ESPN2/ESPN3.com Korea DPR vs. Sweden C 14
11:30 a.m. ESPN/ESPN3.com USA vs. Colombia C 13
Sunday 7/3 7:45 a.m. ESPN2/ESPN3.com Australia vs. Equatorial Guinea D 16
12 p.m. ESPN/ESPN3.com Brazil vs. Norway D 15
Tuesday 7/5 12 p.m. ESPN/ESPN3.com England vs. Japan B 19
12 p.m. ESPN2/ESPN3.com New Zealand vs. Mexico B 20
2:30 p.m. ESPN/ESPN3.com France vs. Germany A 17
2:30 p.m. ESPN2/ESPN3.com Canada vs. Nigeria A 18
Wed 7/6 11:45 a.m. ESPN/ESPN3.com Equa. Guinea vs. Brazil D 23
11:45 a.m. ESPN2/ESPN3.com Australia vs. Norway D 24
2:30 p.m. ESPN/ESPN3.com Sweden vs. USA C 21
2:30 p.m. ESPN2/ESPN3.com Korea DPR vs. Colombia C 22

 

2nd Stage – Quarterfinals

Date Time Network Match Site Match #
Sa 7/9 11:30 a.m. ESPN/ESPN3.com 1st B vs. 2nd A Leverkusen 26
2:15 p.m. ESPN/ESPN3.com 1st A vs. 2nd B Wolfsburg 25
Su 7/10 6:30 a.m. ESPN/ESPN3.com 1st C vs. 2nd D Augsburg 27
11 a.m. ESPN/ESPN3.com 1st D vs. 2nd C Dresden 28

 

2nd Stage – Semifinals

Date Time Network Match Site Match #
We 7/13 11:30 a.m. ESPN/ESPN3.com Winners: Match 26 vs. 28 Moenchengladbach 30
2:15 p.m. ESPN/ESPN3.com Winners: Match 25 vs. 27 Frankfurt 29

 

Third Place Match

Sa 7/16 11 a.m. ESPN2/ESPN3.com Losers – 29 vs. 30 Sinsheim 31

 

2010 FIFA World Cup Title Match

Su 7/17 2 p.m. ESPN/ESPN3.com Winners – 29 vs. 30 Frankfurt 32

 FIFA Women’s World Cup: A Synopsis

The FIFA Women’s World Cup is recognized as the world’s largest single-sport team event for women. Contested every four years, this is the sixth FIFA Women’s World Cup competition. The inaugural competition debuted in China (1991), 61 years after the first men’s (FIFA World Cup) tournament in 1930. The United States and defending champion Germany are two-time winners of the championship. Norway has one title.

 Women’s World Cup Champion (Host Nation)

1991     Champion    USA     (China)

1995     Champion    Norway (Sweden)

1999     Champion     USA (USA)

2003     Champion    Germany (USA)

2007     Champion     Germany (China)

2011     Champion    TBA     (Germany)

How the World Cup Draw works: 

  • There are four pots with teams names in them.  Teams are picked from the pots to set up groups for the opening round.
  • Pot 1 has the seeded teams plus three others based on geography.  *
  • Pot 2 has the Asian and CONCACAF teams.    ***USA is a CONCACAF team.  USA women are Rated #1 in the World FIFA rankings. 
  • Pot 3 has the five other teams from Africa and South America.
  • Pot 4 has  the eight remaining European teams.

*Note:  The geographical division ensures a more global makeup of teams in every group.

History of the Men's World Cup:  

Year Host Nation(s) Final Third Place match
Winner Score Runner-up 3rd Place Score 4th Place
1930
Details
Uruguay
Uruguay
4–2
Argentina

United States
[note 1]
Yugoslavia
1934
Details
Italy
Italy
2–1
(a.e.t.)

Czechoslovakia

Germany
3–2
Austria
1938
Details
France
Italy
4–2
Hungary

Brazil
4–2
Sweden
1950
Details
Brazil
Uruguay
[note 2]
Brazil

Sweden
[note 2]
Spain
1954
Details
Switzerland
West Germany
3–2
Hungary

Austria
3–1
Uruguay
1958
Details
Sweden
Brazil
5–2
Sweden

France
6–3
West Germany
1962
Details
Chile
Brazil
3–1
Czechoslovakia

Chile
1–0
Yugoslavia
1966
Details
England
England
4–2
(a.e.t.)

West Germany

Portugal
2–1
USSR
1970
Details
Mexico
Brazil
4–1
Italy

West Germany
1–0
Uruguay
1974
Details
West Germany
West Germany
2–1
Netherlands

Poland
1–0
Brazil
1978
Details
Argentina
Argentina
3–1
(a.e.t.)

Netherlands

Brazil
2–1
Italy
1982
Details
Spain
Italy
3–1
West Germany

Poland
3–2
France
1986
Details
Mexico
Argentina
3–2
West Germany

France
4–2
(a.e.t.)

Belgium
1990
Details
Italy
West Germany
1–0
Argentina

Italy
2–1
England
1994
Details
United States
Brazil
0–0
(a.e.t.)
(3–2 pens.)

Italy

Sweden
4–0
Bulgaria
1998
Details
France
France
3–0
Brazil

Croatia
2–1
Netherlands
2002
Details
Korea Republic
& Japan

Brazil
2–0
Germany

Turkey
3–2
Korea Republic
2006
Details
Germany
Italy
1–1
(a.e.t.)
(5–3 pens.)

France

Germany
3–1
Portugal
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