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. JPN) 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.