CHICAGO (Tuesday, September 30, 2003) - FIFA and the Local Organizing Committee for the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 2003 have agreed to reverse the order of the Quarterfinal matches to be played in Boston on October 1, 2003. Match #25 (U.S. vs. Norway), will be played at the later kick-off time of 7:30 p.m. ET. Match #26 (Brazil vs. Sweden), will be played at the earlier kick-off time of 4:30 p.m. ET.
Following a thorough review, the decision was taken by the Organising Committee for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in order to create the best possible football environment for the teams and the Competition. The decision was confirmed by the Chairman of the Organising Committee, Mr Worawi Makudi, and the FIFA General Secretary, Mr. Urs Linsi.