Dates, Matchups and Kickoff Times Confirmed for 2008 Peace Queen Cup in Suwon, South Korea
CHICAGO (May 13, 2008) – The dates, match-ups and kickoff times for the 2008 Peace Queen Cup have been confirmed as the U.S. Women’s National Team will play its final tournament before the 2008 Olympics, in Suwon, South Korea from June 14-21.
The USA, which was drawn into Group B with Australia, Brazil and Italy in early April, will play all its first round matches at the 27,100-seat Suwon Sports Complex. Group A, which features South Korea, North Korea, Canada and Argentina, will play all its matches at the Suwon World Cup Stadium, which holds just over 43,000.
The U.S. women will open the tournament on June 15 against Australia at 2 p.m. local / 1 a.m. ET, face Brazil for the first time since the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup semifinal on June 17 (2 p.m. local / 1 a.m. ET) before finishing group play against Italy on June 19 (5 p.m. local / 4 a.m. ET).
The winners of the two groups will play for the championship on Saturday, June 21, at the Suwon World Cup Stadium.
The tournament will feature five teams that will compete in the 2008 Beijing Olympics in North Korea, Argentina and Canada from Group A and the USA and Brazil from Group B.
The tournament’s opening match on June 14 will be an interesting one as South Korea faces North Korea in a doubleheader that will also feature Canada vs. Argentina.
The USA won the inaugural Peace Queen Cup in 2006, defeating Canada, 1-0, in the championship game. The USA also tied Denmark (1-1) and defeated Australia (2-0) and the Netherlands (2-0) during the tournament.
2008 Peace Queen Cup Groups
U.S. Women’s National Team Match Schedule
2008 Peace Queen Cup
|Date||Opponent||Venue||Kickoff (Local / ET)|
|June 15||Australia||Suwon Sports Complex||2 p.m. / 1 a.m.|
|June 17||Brazil||Suwon Sports Complex||2 p.m. / 1 a.m.|
|June 19||Italy||Suwon Sports Complex||5 p.m. / 4 a.m.|
2008 Peace Queen Cup Match Schedule
|June 14||South Korea vs. North Korea||Suwon World Cup Stadium||2 p.m. / 1 a.m.|
|Canada vs. Argentina||Suwon World Cup Stadium||5 p.m. / 4 a.m.|
|June 15||USA vs. Australia||Suwon Sports Complex||2 p.m. / 1 a.m.|
|Brazil vs. Italy||Suwon Sports Complex||5 p.m. / 4 a.m.|
|June 16||South Korea vs. Canada||Suwon World Cup Stadium||2 p.m. / 1 a.m.|
|Argentina vs. North Korea||Suwon World Cup Stadium||5 p.m. / 4 a.m.|
|June 17||USA vs. Brazil||Suwon Sports Complex||2 p.m. / 1 a.m.|
|Italy vs. Australia||Suwon Sports Complex||5 p.m. / 4 a.m.|
|June 18||North Korea vs. Canada||Suwon World Cup Stadium||2 p.m. / 1 a.m.|
|Argentina vs. South Korea||Suwon World Cup Stadium||5 p.m. / 4 a.m.|
|June 19||Australia vs. Brazil||Suwon Sports Complex||2 p.m. / 1 a.m.|
|USA vs. Italy||Suwon Sports Complex||5 p.m. / 4 a.m.|
|June 21||Championship Game||Suwon World Cup Stadium||2 p.m. / 1 a.m.|