U20 Women’s World Cup Final Draw
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On March 1 the final draw for the 2014 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup took place in Montreal, with the U.S. set to take on Germany, Brazil and China PR in Group B.

The tournament will kick off in Canada Aug. 5-24 with the U.S. opening against Germany on Aug. 5, Brazil on Aug. 8 and China PR on Aug. 12. The match against Germany will serve as a thrilling start for the U.S., with quite the competitive World Cup history between the two teams. They lost to the Germans in the 2012 FIFA U20 World Cup 3-0 but then beat them 1-0 in the final to steal the tournament title. Overall, the U.S. has won the tournament three times while Germany has won two times. This will be the first time the U.S. and Brazil take on each other in group play.

On the day the USA and China were drawn into the same group at the upcoming 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup they met for a second friendly match. The young Americans swept the board in both games, beating China 3-0 in the first match and 5-1 in the second. Star forward Lindsey Horan led the team, scoring a brace in each game while teammates Margaret Purce and Mallory Pugh added goals as well.

“The challenges and successes we have experienced over the past year were important moments for this group to remember and draw upon as we continue to prepare for the World Cup,” head coach Michelle French told USSoccer. “We’re looking forward to our final camps, particularly now that we know our group opponents.”

2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup

Group A (Toronto, Moncton, Montreal):
A1 – Canada
A2 – Ghana
A3 – Finland
A4 – Korea DPR

Group B (Edmonton, Moncton, Montreal):

B1 – Germany
B2 – USA
B3 – China PR
B4 – Brazil

Group C (Moncton, Edmonton, Toronto):

C1 – England
C2 – Korea Republic
C3 – Mexico
C4 – Nigeria

Group D (Montreal, Edmonton, Toronto):
D1 – New Zealand
D2 – Paraguay
D3 – France
D4 – Costa Rica

U.S. 2014 FIFA U-20 World Cup Schedule:

Date Opponent Time Venue
Aug. 5 Germany TBD Commonwealth Stadium; Edmonton
Aug. 8 Brazil TBD Commonwealth Stadium; Edmonton, Canada
Aug. 12 China PR TBD Moncton Stadium; Moncton, Canada

 

About Courtney Lambert

A competitive athlete in her college days, Courtney writes on events happening at state and local level. She has previous experience covering news and writing for the Jacksonville Times Union and graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in journalism.
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