FIFA Women's World Cup USA 1999

19 June - 10 July

Media Release

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FIFA Women's World Cup 1999™

Women's World Cup Draw: World Stars to Play USA

Top female players from all over the globe will be part of the FIFA World Stars due to play the US women's national team on Sunday, 14 February 1999, at the Spartan Stadium in San Diego. The match, a premiere in the history of women's football, will provide the framework for the Final Draw for the 3rd Women's World Cup to take place from 19 June to 10 July 1999 in eight US venues.

The FIFA World Stars squad is as follows (as per 11 December 1998):

FIFA World Stars v US National Team Venue: Spartan Stadium in San José on Sunday, 14 February 1999

*Coaches *
Gunilla Paijkull, Sweden
Sylvie Béliveau, Canada

*Goalkeepers *
HONG GAO, China PR
Ulrika KARLSSON, Sweden

Defenders *
KIM Sun Hui, Korea DPR
Birgit CHRISTIANSEN, Denmark
Linda MEDALEN, Norway
Corinne DIACRE
, France
Sara MOHAMED
*, Egypt

Midfielders
Homare SAWA, Japan
Mercy AKHIDE, Nigeria
Charmaine HOOPER, Canada
Bettina WIEGMANN, Germany
Antonella CARTA, Italy
Anna GRIGORIEVA, Russia
Liliana BACA, Argentina or
Laurie HILL
, Mexico

Forwards **
Vivan MENSAH, Ghana
ROSELI, Brazil
Sunni HUGHES, Australia
Sue SMITH
, England

* Player to be called up according to whether Argentina or Mexico qualify for USA '99.
*
Additional player from a national association who has not qualified for WWC USA ’99*