The 2012 Under-17 Women’s World Cup kicks off on Saturday, September 22nd. Every match of the group stage, along with all of the knock-out matches will be streamed online via ESPN3 on WatchESPN. The United States is in Group B and will face France, Gambia, and North Korea. Also participating are Canada, who are in Group A, and Mexico, who are in Group C.
All of the group matches are listed on WatchESPN, however, the schedule for October is not yet posted on that site, so the remaining matches, which are all knock-out games, are not listed there. But, on ESPN’s PR website, ESPN Media Zone, their searchable schedule does show all of the matches.
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TIP: For those in other time zones than Eastern, the schedule on FIFA’s website, which can list the kick-off times for a user’s local time, may be useful.
The start times listed below are 12 minutes before kick-off. In other words, all kick-offs are on the following hour. E.g., if the listed start time is 5:48 a.m., then the kick-off is at 6:00 a.m.
Asterisks following certain group matches denote stand-out and marquee matches, with four asterisks denoting the top group match.
Saturday, September 22nd 09/22 3:48 AM EDT Korea DPR vs. Gambia (Group B) 09/22 5:48 AM EDT France vs. UNITED STATES (Group B)**** 09/22 7:48 AM EDT Nigeria vs. Canada (Group A)** 09/22 10:48 AM EDT Azerbaijan vs. Colombia (Group A) Sunday, September 23rd 09/23 5:48 AM EDT Mexico vs. New Zealand (Group C) 09/23 5:48 AM EDT Ghana vs. Germany (Group D) 09/23 8:48 AM EDT Uruguay vs. China (Group D) 09/23 8:48 AM EDT Brazil vs. Japan (Group C)** Tuesday, September 25th 09/25 4:48 AM EDT Colombia vs. Canada (Group A) 09/25 4:48 AM EDT France vs. Korea DPR (Group B)*** 09/25 7:48 AM EDT Azerbaijan vs. Nigeria (Group A) 09/25 7:48 AM EDT UNITED STATES vs. Gambia (Group B) Wednesday, September 26th 09/26 7:48 AM EDT Uruguay vs. Ghana (Group D) 09/26 7:48 AM EDT Mexico vs. Brazil (Group C)** 09/26 10:48 AM EDT China vs. Germany (Group D)** 09/26 10:48 AM EDT New Zealand vs. Japan (Group C) Saturday, September 29th 09/29 7:48 AM EDT UNITED STATES vs. Korea DPR (Group B)*** 09/29 7:48 AM EDT Gambia vs. France (Group B) 09/29 10:48 AM EDT Colombia vs. Nigeria (Group A) 09/29 10:48 AM EDT Canada vs. Azerbaijan (Group A) Sunday, September 30th 09/30 4:48 AM EDT Japan vs. Mexico (Group C) 09/30 4:48 AM EDT New Zealand vs. Brazil (Group C) 09/30 7:48 AM EDT Germany vs. Uruguay (Group D) 09/30 7:48 AM EDT China vs. Ghana (Group D) Thursday, October 4th 10/04 7:48 AM EDT Quarterfinal #1 (1st-B vs. 2nd-A) 10/04 10:48 AM EDT Quarterfinal #2 (1st-A vs. 2nd-B) Friday, October 5th 10/05 7:48 AM EDT Quarterfinal #3 (1st-D vs. 2nd-C) 10/05 10:48 AM EDT Quarterfinal #4 (1st-C vs. 2nd-D) Tuesday, October 9th 10/09 7:48 AM EDT Semifinal #1 (winners of QF #2 and QF #4) 10/09 10:48 AM EDT Semifinal #2 (winners of QF #1 and QF #3) Saturday, October 13th 10/13 7:48 AM EDT Third Place Match 10/13 10:48 AM EDT Final
Regarding the knock-out matches, there will be no extra time. If a match is tied at the end of regulation, the teams will go straight to a penalty shoot-out. This was a change implemented by FIFA in 2011 for all U-17 and younger tournaments conducted by FIFA, and applies to men’s tournaments as well.