The fifth FIFA Women’s World Cup 2007 will take place in China from Sept 10 to 30.
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"It is fitting that China, the hosts for the inaugural 1991 FIFA Women’s World Cup, have been chosen to the stage the event once again in 2007. The next edition of the major women’s tournament is to be staged in five cities across East Asia’s largest country, where the origins of the game have been dated back to the second century," said FIFA.
The games in this year’s tournament will be played in the cities of Chengdu, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Tianjin and Wuhan.
Since hosting the first edition of FIFA Women’s World Cup in 1991, China has been a competitive power in all of the past three tournaments in 1995, 1999 and 2003.
"The second place finish at 1999 USA marked the pinnacle of their past results but the 2003 tournament saw an aging team fail to progress to last four following a 1-0 quarter-final defeat to Canada," the world football governing body said.
US Women’s World Cup Team:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Nicole Barnhart (Gilbertsville, Pa.), Briana Scurry (Dayton, Minn.), Hope Solo (Richland, Wash.);
DEFENDERS (5): Tina Ellertson (Vancouver, Wash.), Stephanie Lopez (Elk Grove, Calif.), Kate Markgraf (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.), Christie Rampone (Point Pleasant, N.J.), Cat Whitehill (Birmingham, Ala.);
MIDFIELDERS (6): Shannon Boxx (Redondo Beach, Calif.), Lori Chalupny (St. Louis, Mo.), Marci Jobson (St. Charles, Ill.), Carli Lloyd (Delran, N.J.), Leslie Osborne (Brookfield, Wis.), Aly Wagner (San Jose, Calif.);
FORWARDS (4): Kristine Lilly (Wilton, Conn.), Heather O’Reilly (East Brunswick, N.J.), Lindsay Tarpley (Kalamazoo, Mich.), Abby Wambach (Rochester, N.Y.).
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