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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Dr. Jill Biden To Lead World Cup Final Delegation

On Sunday, July 17th, Dr. Jill Biden will lead a Presidential Delegation to Frankfurt, Germany for the Women’s World Cup Final between the United States of America and Japan.  This is the sixth FIFA Women’s World Cup competition, the world championship for women's national association soccer teams.

The United States continues to be a force in women’s soccer, with a record that includes two Women’s World Cups in 1991 and 1999, and three Olympic Women’s Gold Medals in 1996, 2004 and 2008.  The 2011 Women’s World Cup serves as a great opportunity to celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of America’s female athletes at all levels, from girls taking part in their first sporting events to the athletes participating in this year’s World Cup Final, and recognize the importance of the foundation laid by Title IX.

While in Germany, Dr. Biden and the Delegation will meet with the members of the U.S. Women’s National Team and their friends and family to wish them luck and offer support on behalf of the Administration and fans across the Nation.

The Presidential Delegation will include The Honorable Philip D. Murphy, United States Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, Department of State and Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former president Bill Clinton, and Secretary of State Hiliary Clinton.

Lilian Thuram, regarded as a living legend of French football, said of the sport of soccer, "Football is similar to life, with all its uncertainties, and that’s why people are so passionate about the game".

The USA defeated Germany in the semi-finals.

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