Soccer fans from all of the world will focus on Frankfurt, Germany on Sunday July 17 to watch the final match of the women's World Cup fought between U.S. and Japan.
Team USA will be lead by Hope Solo and Abby Wambach. The game, which will take place in Commerzbank-Arena, will be broadcast in the U.S. at 2pm on ESPN.
U.S. topped their group that included North Korea, Colombia and Sweden though the team lost to Sweden by 1-2. Japan scrapped through their group that included New Zealand, Mexico and England despite being outdone by England 0-2.
There is a Facebook fan page created for the U.S. team titled “USA Women's National Soccer Team”. The page has 29, 790 fans supporting the team. On July 16th, the day before the final match, those fans posted comments such as “Make it happen!!!!”, “just hours away from a Japanese ass woopin. Go USA”, “The whole family is now women's soccer fans. Bring it home!”, “cant wait for the match tomorrow! way to represent girls!!!” and “CUP COMES HOME TOMORROW! USA USA USA!”.
Facebook fan page titled “FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011” got 13,585 fans. Official updates are regularly posted. A recent post reported about “FIFA Women's World Cup: Sweden - France 2:1 (1:0) (Match for third place)” and said that “Marie Hammarstrom’s 82nd minute goal earned Sweden a 2-1 victory over France in the match for third place in the Rhine-Neckar Arena in Sinsheim.” 122 people pushed like button for this and 61 comments have been posted.
U.S. has won world championship for Women’s World Cups 2 times in 1991 and 1999. The U.S. team also took three Olympic Women’s Gold Medals in 1996, 2004 and 2008. The Japanese national team of women’s soccer has never won against that of U.S. The U.S. team and Japan team faced off twice earlier this year (May 14 2011 and May 18 2011) with the U.S. team winning 2-0 in both the matches.
According to the U.S. Office of Vice President, wife of U.S. vice president “Dr. Jill Biden will lead a Presidential Delegation to” the match. The office said that “While in Germany, Dr. Biden and the Delegation will meet with the members of the U.S. Women’s National Team and their friends and family to wish them luck and offer support on behalf of the Administration and fans across the Nation.”