Tickets are still available for the epic quarterfinal clash between arch rivals Norway and the United States in the FIFA Women's World Cup USA 2003 quarterfinals set for this Wednesday evening (Oct. 1) at 7:30 p.m. ET at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., just outside of Boston. To order tickets, please visit http://www.FIFAworldcup.com/ or purchase your tickets over the phone by calling 1-800-WWC-TIKS (992-8457) [link to FIFA Women's World Cup USA 2003 section at Ticketmaster.com]. Sweden and Group B winner Brazil will meet in the first match of Wednesday's doubleheader, starting at 4:30 p.m. ET.
Those unable to attend the doubleheader on Wednesday at Gillette Stadium can catch the action live on ESPN2 and TeleFutura at 7:25 p.m. ET. The Sweden-Brazil match will be televised live on ESPN2 and Galavision at 4:25 p.m. ET.
The U.S. Women’s National Team advanced to the quarterfinals of the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 2003 on Sunday with a 3-0 victory over North Korea in their third and final match of Group A play. Briana Scurry recorded her second straight shutout in the tournament, and Cat Reddick scored twice for the U.S. in front of an electric atmosphere as 22,828 fans piled into a sold-out Columbus Crew Stadium. The U.S. traveled to Boston following the win and will have two days of preparation before clashing with Norway, the second place finisher in Group B.
In Wednesday's quaterfinal, the U.S. will be matched up against their greatest rival - Norway. Of all opponents the U.S. Women's National Team has faced in the program's history, Norway is the only opponent with a winning record against the USA. The U.S. has posted a 15-18-2 record in its 35 all-time match-ups with Norway. Norway is also the only team besides the United States to win the FIFA Women's World Cup title, defeating the U.S. in the 1995 semifinals on their way to the title. The U.S. defeated Norway, 2-1, in the championship match of the 1991 tournament, en route to the inaugural title. In 1999, Norway fell to China in the semifinals and did not face the eventual champion United States. The U.S.-Norway rivalry added another chapter at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, as Norway topped the U.S. in overtime in the match to decide the Gold Medalist.
On Thursday in Portland, Russia will face Germany at 7:25 p.m. ET (4:25 p.m. local/PT), while Canada takes on China at 10:25 p.m. ET (7:25 p.m. local/PT). Both matches will be televised live on ESPN2 and TeleFutura. Tickets are available by calling 1-800-WWC-TIKS (992-8457) or visiting http://www.FIFAworldcup.com/ or http://www.ticketmaster.com/artist/875503.