Monday, November 29, 2010

NEWS WATCH - 2011 Women's World Cup Draw



US Soccer Draw: The USWNT will face Sweden, North Korea, and Colombia in Group C. Competition begins in Germany on June 26, 2011. 
From FIFA.com News Release:
The long wait is over. On Monday evening, 29 November 2010, each of the 16 FIFA Women's World Cup 2011™ participants finally found out who they will be up against in the group stages of next year's tournament. Over 600 guests attended the event at the Frankfurt Congress Centre, where each team's fate was revealed during a glittering 45-minute show.

There was plenty of excitement about Group C, in which the USAKorea DPRSweden and Colombiawill be battling it out for a place in the quarter-finals. Hosts Germany face CanadaNigeria and Francein Group A, which kicks off on 26 June with the tournament's opening match between Silvia Neid's reigning champions and Y at the Berlin Olympiastadion. Needless to say, there was plenty of enthusiasm among the German delegation in the audience.

In Group B, JapanNew ZealandMexico and England will all fancy their chances of a top-two berth and subsequent place in the knockout stages, while Group D also had tongues wagging as BrazilAustraliaNorway and Equatorial Guinea were all drawn in the same section.

Overview of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 groups:
Group AGermany
Canada
Nigeria
France

Group BJapan
New Zealand
Mexico
England

Group C
USA
Korea DPR
Colombia
Sweden

Group D
Brazil
Australia
Norway
Equatorial Guinea

Monday evening's show also provided the LOC with the ideal opportunity to generate yet more enthusiasm for next year's festival of women's football. Legendary German international Günter Netzer and top model and women's football ambassador Adriana Karembeu conducted the draw, with FIFA Head of Women's Competitions Tatjana Haenni hosting the event. German pop-rock band Wir Sind Helden provided the entertainment on a thoroughly enjoyable evening for all those in attendance.

"The Women’s World Cup in Germany will help women’s football to take another step forward," said Worawi Makudi, FIFA Executive Committee member and Chairman of the Committee and FIFA World Cup, while Steffi Jones, President of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) could hardly wait forGermany's first-ever FIFA Women's World Cup to start: "For two and a half years we have been looking forward to hosting this World Cup. With this tournament, we want to make history.”

Photo Credit: FIFA.com

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1 comment:

  1. Not Chris, definitely not ChrisNovember 30, 2010 at 12:18 PM

    Please please please buy a beer next week for whoever that smoking hot blond woman was that helped draw the balls.

    *Ahem.*

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