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Offline David

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Argentina date change
« on: August 01, 2007, 02:18:45 PM »
England's final FIFA 2007 Women's World Cup qualifier against Argentina in Chengdu will now take place 24 hours earlier on 17 September.

The Bureau of the FIFA Committee for Women's Football and the FIFA Women's World Cup has acceded to a request from the Chinese Local Organising Committee regarding the match schedule and decided to change the dates of matches 17 (GER v. JAP) and 18 (ENG v. ARG) from 18 September to 17 September.

Moreover, both games will now kick off at 20:00 local time.

On 18 September, China commemorates the Manchurian/Mukden incident in 1931 when Japanese troops seized the city of Shenyang in northeast China.

Given the historical background and taking into account the security considerations, FIFA and the LOC deemed it appropriate to move these matches forward by one day.

The FIFA Women’s World Cup China 2007 will take place from 10 to 30 September in Chengdu, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Tianjin and Wuhan.

http://www.thefa.com/Womens/EnglandSenior/NewsAndFeatures/Postings/2007/08/Argentina_clash_moved.htm

Offline Dr Gonzo

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Re: Argentina date change
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2007, 12:39:33 PM »
Mmmm, bizarre wonder why they they arranged it for this date in the first place.  You would think they would have worked the sheadual around this date, rather than organize everything and then revisit it later on.   Hope the rains have stopped by the time finals start, our floods have been a joke compaired to theirs...
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Offline BillyBoy

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Re: Argentina date change
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2007, 06:18:05 PM »
I suppose every nation/culture has dates that are significant for some reason or other. There was conflict in China during the 1930s with the Japanese long before what we regard as the entry of the Japanese into WWII.

The final group games have of course to be played at the same time. So if the Germany/Japan game is moved then the England match has to be moved as well. It leaves the England squad with one less day to prepare.