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Broadcast Schedule for U-17 World Championship Set

CHICAGO (Monday, November 8, 1999) - The broadcast schedule for the U.S. Under-17 National Team competing in the FIFA U-17 World Championship in New Zealand beginning Nov. 10 has been solidified for Fox Sports World and pay-per-view audiences on the DISH Network. Innovative Sports Marketing acquired the broadcast rights, in conjunction with Nike and U.S. Soccer, and is airing the tournament in the United States for the first time. As part of the 17-game broadcast package, every U.S. match will be featured live on the DISH Network via pay-per-view as the team goes for gold in New Zealand. The entire broadcast package, whish also includes complete coverage of the Brazilian and Mexican U-17 National Teams, can be ordered through the DISH Network by calling 800/333-DISH. The live broadcast schedule will also be available to C-band satellite television owners via pay-per-view by calling 800/444-DISH. Fox Sports World will air the games on a tape-delay basis beginning Nov. 15. The 16-team tournament kicks off in Auckland on Wednesday (late Tuesday night in the USA) with the USA facing host nation New Zealand. The U.S. U-17s will continue group play against UEFA runners-up Poland on Nov. 13 and youth powerhouse Uruguay on Nov. 16.

Group A
Group B
Group C
Group D
New Zealand Ghana Brazil Jamaica
United States Spain Australia Burkina Faso
Uruguay Mexico Mali Paraguay
Poland Thailand Germany Qatar

New Zealand '99
Broadcast Schedule
DISH Network
(Live PPV)
FOX Sports World
(Tape delay)
Date Match Live Time Replay Time Date Time
Nov. 10 USA vs. New Zealand 1:30 a.m. 8 p.m. ET Nov. 15 11 p.m. ET
Nov. 11 Mexico vs. Thailand 12 a.m. 8 p.m. ET Nov. 16 8 p.m. ET
Nov. 11 Brazil vs. Australia 7:30 p.m. --- Nov. 16 11 p.m. ET
Nov. 12 Ghana vs. Mexico 10 p.m. --- Nov. 17 8 p.m. ET
Nov. 12 USA vs. Poland 10 p.m. --- Nov. 17 11 p.m. ET
Nov. 14 Brazil vs. Mali 12 a.m. 8 p.m. ET Nov. 18 8 p.m. ET
Nov. 16 Spain vs. Mexico 12 a.m. 8 p.m. ET Nov. 18 11 p.m. ET
Nov. 16 USA vs. Uruguay 2 a.m. 8 p.m. ET Nov. 19 8 p.m. ET
Nov. 16 Germany vs. Brazil 10 p.m. --- Nov. 19 11 p.m. ET
Nov. 19 Quarterfinal #1 (A1 vs. B2) 8 p.m. ET --- Nov. 23 8 p.m. ET
Nov. 19 Quarterfinal #2 (B1 vs. A2) 10 p.m. ET --- Nov. 23 11 p.m. ET
Nov. 20 Quarterfinal #3 (C1 vs. D2) 8 p.m. ET --- Nov. 24 8 p.m. ET
Nov. 20 Quarterfinal #4 (D1 vs. C2) 10 p.m. ET --- Nov. 24 11 p.m. ET
Nov. 23 Semifinal #1 10 p.m. ET --- Nov. 26 8 p.m. ET
Nov. 24 Semifinal #2 1:30 a.m. 8 p.m. ET Nov. 26 11 p.m. ET
Nov. 26 Third Place Game 7 p.m. ET --- Nov. 30 8 p.m. ET
Nov. 26 Championship Game 10 p.m. ET --- Nov. 30 11 p.m. ET FEATURES U-17 SECTION AND UPDATES: For all of the latest information on the U.S. Under-17 National Team from New Zealand, log on to U.S. Soccer's website at The site is currently featuring a U-17 section with an updated roster, player bios, a tournament overview and a complete schedule. The page will be updated throughout the team's travels through New Zealand with the latest news and photographs from the World Youth Championship.