NEW YORK (13 April 2000): The inaugural Women’s Gold Cup will be held in three U.S. cities from 23 June – 4 July, Chuck Blazer, General […]
NEW YORK (13 April 2000): The inaugural Women’s Gold Cup will be held in three U.S. cities from 23 June – 4 July, Chuck Blazer, General Secretary of the Football Confederation, today announced.
Eight teams – including a pair of powerhouse guest countries and the top three finalists in the last Women’s World Cup – will participate in the first-ever Women’s Gold Cup, the format of which closely parallels the men’s
competition of the same name, the continental championship for national teams which is the showpiece event for the Confederation of North, Central America and the Caribbean of Association Football.
The three sites which will host matches in Women’s Gold Cup 2000 – and the dates of scheduled first-round matches, are as follows:
· Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pa. – Friday 23 June and Monday 26 June
· Foxboro Stadium, Foxboro, Mass. – Saturday 24 June and Tuesday 27 June
· Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, Ky. – Sunday 25 June and Wednesday 28 June
The semifinals are set for Saturday 1 July at Louisville, with the final and third-place match set for Foxboro on Monday 3 July.
Six members of the Football Confederation will take part: USA, the defending Women’s World Cup champion, Mexico and Canada, both of which participated in the 1999 WWC, and Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago and Guatemala.
They will be joined by two guest countries: China, which lost to the USA in the thrilling Women’s World Cup final on penalty kicks, and Brazil, defeated by the USA in the WWC semifinals before a huge crowd at Stanford, Calif.
The tournament will consist of two groups of four teams each, with the top two in each group advancing to the semifinals. Participating in Group A will be USA, Brazil, Costa Rica and Trinidad & Tobago. Group B will consist
of Canada, China, Guatemala and Mexico.
WOMEN’S GOLD CUP 2000
GROUP A: USA, BRAZIL, COSTA RICA, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
GROUP B: CANADA, CHINA, GUATEMALA, MEXICO
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania: Hersheypark Stadium
FOXBORO, Massachusetts: Foxboro Stadium
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky: Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium
Brazil v Costa Rica 17:30
USA v Trinidad & Tobago 20:00
China v Guatemala 12:00
Canada v Mexico 14:30
Brazil v Trinidad & Tobago 13:30
USA v Costa Rica 16:00
Mexico v Guatemala 17:30
China v Canada 20:00
Costa Rica v Trinidad & Tobago 17:30
USA v Brazil 20:00
Guatemala v Canada 17:30
China v Mexico 20:00
SEMI-FINAL 1 17:00
SEMI-FINAL 2 20:00
THIRD-PLACE MATCH 18:30
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