CHICAGO (Wednesday, September 10, 2003) - A 30-minute documentary that follows the U.S. Women’s National Team, from off-the-field activities, to the locker room to the soccer pitch, in their 120-day countdown to the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 2003 will air on ESPN2 this Sunday, September 14, at 3 p.m. ET.
“Road to the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Presented by Philips” provides an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the U.S. team as it prepares for this month's main event. Presented by Philips Electronics, an official partner of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2003 and sponsor of U.S. Soccer, and produced by TWI, the short film captures personal moments with veterans and newcomers alike. Superstars like Brandi Chastain, Joy Fawcett, Julie Foudy, Mia Hamm and Kristine Lilly talk about their fans, their sport and how their historic victory at the 1999 Women’s World Cup changed their lives, while newcomers like Abby Wambach and Aly Wagner gear up for their first Women’s World Cup and share their excitement for the most important competition of their lives.
WHEN: Sunday, September 14, 2003
3:00 p.m. ET
Tuesday, September 16, 2003
2:00 p.m. ET (rebroadcast)
The 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup will mark the third straight time that ESPN and ESPN2 have televised the international competition. In 1999, ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC Sports televised all 32 matches of the USA ‘99 World Cup. The two networks combined to present six matches of the 1995 World Cup from Sweden.