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8. WOMEN'S WORLD CUP: Draw to be held Sunday
April 19th, 2007 4:20PM

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The USA will find out its three first-round opponents at the 2007 Women's World Cup, to be held Sept. 10-30 in China, when the draw is held on Sunday (6:45 am ET) at the Guanggu Science & Technology Exhibition Centre in Wuhan.

Greg Ryan's Americans, unbeaten in their last 40 games, are one of four seeds for the 16-team tournament. The USA and Norway (first and third, respectively, in the FIFA World Ranking for March 2007) have been seeded, but the draw will determine their group and group placement.

Host China will occupy position 1 in Group D (D1). Reigning world champion and No. 2 ranked Germany will occupy the same position in Group A (A1).

The draw festivities will kick off Saturday with a gala match between the Chinese women's national team and a FIFA Women's World Stars team at the Wuhan Sports Centre Stadium, where four first-round matches and two quarterfinals will also be staged.

USA captain Kristine Lilly will lead the World Stars, whose roster also includes Boston College's Laura Georges (France), former Notre Dame star Monica Gonzalez (Mexico) and W-League champion Vancouver star Andrea Neil (Canada).

FINALISTS:
Host: China
Asia: Australia, North Korea, Japan
Africa: Nigeria, Ghana
CONCACAF: USA, Canada
Europe: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, England
Oceania: New Zealand
South America: Argentina, Brazil

VENUES:
Chengdu: Chengdu Sports Center Stadium
Hangzhou: Zhejiang Dragon Stadium (1 semifinal)
Shanghai: Shanghai Hongkou Football Stadium (third-place game & final)
Tianjin: Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium (2 quarterfinals & 1 semifinal)
Wuhan: Wuhan Sports Center Stadium (2 quarterfinals)

GROUPS:
Group A: will be based in Shanghai
Group B: will be based in Chengdu
Group C: will be based in Hangzhou
Group D: will be based in Wuhan



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