USWNT Opens Four-Game Brasilia Tournament on Wednesday against China PR

USWNT Opens Four-Game Brasilia Tournament on Wednesday against China PR

2014 International Tournament of Brasilia
U.S. Women’s National Team vs. China PR
Mane Garrincha Stadium; Brasilia, Brazil
Dec. 10, 2014

The U.S. Women’s National Team will finish its 2014 schedule at the four-team International Tournament of Brasilia, taking place from Dec. 10-21 in the Brazilian capital.

Host Brazil, China PR and Argentina join the USA in the tournament that will feature round-robin play followed by a championship game pitting the top two teams in the group and a third-place match between the third- and fourth-place finishers.

The USA will face China PR first on Dec. 10 (4:20 p.m. ET), then take on Brazil on Dec. 14 (4 p.m.) and finish group play with Argentina on Dec. 17 (4:20 p.m.). The championship and third-place matches will be played on Dec. 21. All the games will be played at Mane Garrincha Stadium, which hosted seven matches during last summer’s World Cup.

Take a look at the International Tournament of Brasilia Schedule.

U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis named 24 players to travel to Brazil for the International Tournament of Brasilia. Ellis named all 20 players who helped the USA win the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship in October to qualify for the 2015 Women’s World Cup. In addition, she named Washington Spirit defender Crystal Dunn, who was initially on the qualifying roster before suffering an injury in the lead up, Boston Breakers goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, former UCLA midfielder and 2014 MAC Hermann Trophy candidate Samantha Mewis and Chicago Red Stars defender Lori Chalupny. The official tournament roster is 23 players so one player will not suit up for the matches.

International Tournament of Brasilia rules: Should teams be even on points after the complete of group play, the tie-breakers are as follows: goal difference, goals scored, lowest number of red cards, lowest number of yellow cards, a drawing of lots. A player can only be suspended for the championship or third-place match if they received a yellow card in each of the three group matches or a red card in the third group match. Teams are allowed four field player substitutions per match, and a fifth if the team needs to change a goalkeeper.

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