Monday, March 9, 2009

On to Estadio Algarve

The 18 group matches are over and the placement matches have been set. While the USA will face Sweden in the championship game at Estadio Algarve, there will be some other interesting matches as well. The Germans and the Danes will play for third before the USA takes the pitch in Faro, while China and Iceland will play for fifth. Portugal gets a nice match for them against Finland, host of the 2008 UEFA Women's Championships, while Norway will have to play for ninth against Austria. Wales hammered Poland today, 5-1, but the Poles will get a chance at redemption in the match for 11th. You can follow the USA-Sweden clash on's MatchTracker.

Placement Matches
March 11
Teams Match Venue Kickoff Local / ET
Wales vs. Poland 11th Place Match Albufeira 11:30 a.m. / 7:30 a.m.
Austria vs. Norway 9th Place Match Loulé 11:30 a.m. / 7:30 a.m.
Portugal vs. Finland 7th Place Match Lagos 11:30 a.m. / 7:30 a.m.
China vs. Iceland 5thPlace Match Olhão 11:30 a.m. / 7:30 a.m.
Germany vs. Denmark 3rd Place Match Faro 1:15 a.m. / 9:15 a.m.
USA vs. Sweden Championship Faro 4:00 p.m. / Noon

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