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U.S. Women's European Tour to Feature Pay-per-View and FOX Sports World Broadcast in U.S.

CHICAGO (Friday, May 26, 2000) - For the first time since the 1995 Women's World Cup in Sweden, fans of the U.S. Women's National Team will have an opportunity to watch the team in action live on foreign soil when two of the team's July matches in their upcoming tour of Europe are broadcast live back to the United States on pay-per-view.

Innovative Sports Marketing has acquired the U.S. broadcast rights for a number of the team's upcoming European games including the final match in the DFB 100th Anniversary Tournament, featuring the U.S. battling host Germany on July 22 in Braunscheig, Germany, and the team's second of two matches in Norway against the 1995 Women's World Cup champions on July 30 in Oslo.

Both of those matches will be aired live in the U.S. on pay-per-view, while the other U.S. matches in Germany (against Norway on July 16 and against China on July 19) will air tape-delayed on Fox Sports World. The two pay-per-view matches are available as a package for just $19.95 (or individually for $14.95) and will air on back-to-back weekends (USA-Germany on Saturday, July 22 at 11:30 a.m. ET, and USA-Norway on Sunday, July 30 at 2 p.m. ET).

The pay-per-view matches are available to fans on DirecTV, the DISH Network and on the following cable providers: Time-Warner (New York City, North New Jersey), Cablevision (New York City, North New Jersey, Long Island, Connecticut, Boston) and Cox Cable (Northern Virginia). For more information on additional cable outlets offering the pay-per-view telecasts fans can log on to or call ISM at 201-610-0200.