US women book France friendlies
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Still seeking a full-time coach as FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™ qualifying looms, the United States announced two friendlies against France that could serve as their new manager's debut.

The reigning Olympic champions and top-ranked American women will play host to world number four France on 14 June in Tampa, Florida, and five days later in suburban Hartford, Connecticut.

The Americans, who lost to Japan in the 2011 Women's World Cup final in Germany, will be guided by interim coach Jill Ellis, US Soccer's development director, when they visit 2015 Women's World Cup hosts Canada on Thursday at Winnipeg.

US Soccer has been seeking a new full-time coach since firing Tom Sermanni last month. The Scotsman had coached Australia from 2005 to 2012 before last year replacing Swede Pia Sundhage in guiding the US women.

North American final qualifying for next year's Women's World Cup will be staged in Mexico from 16-26 October. Three trips to Canada will be at stake with the fourth-place team facing a South American rival for another Women's World Cup berth.

The US women are 13-0 with one draw against France, last meeting in the first match of the 2012 London Olympics, when the French seized a two-goal edge only for the Americans to rally for a 4-2 triumph in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Americans also defeated France 3-1 in a 2011 Women's World Cup semi-final.