Live Coverage of FIFA World Youth Championships to Feature Team USA; Freddy...

Live Coverage of FIFA World Youth Championships to Feature Team USA; Freddy Adu and Eddie Gaven Headline U.S. Squad



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Los Angeles, CA–(HISPANIC
PR WIRE)–June 8, 2005–Live coverage of the FIFA World Youth Championships will
premiere on Fox Soccer Channel beginning Friday, June 10 at 2:00 p.m. ET with
host country Netherlands facing Japan. Fox Soccer Channel will air 22 matches
from the tournament, including all four early round games featuring the United
States, the round of 16 (four matches), the quarterfinals (four matches) and semifinals
(two matches), as well as live coverage of the final on July 2.

Sigi Schmid’s United States
team will be making its 10th appearance (and fifth consecutive) at the World
Youth Finals. The U.S. bowed out during last year’s quarterfinals at the hands
of Argentina. D.C. United’s Freddy Adu and MetroStars forward Eddie Gaven, who
teamed up during the Under-17 World Finals in Finland in 2003, will lead the
way for the U.S. The Americans will be attempting to dethrone the defending
champions, Brazil, who hold the record for most World Youth Championship titles
with four.

Twenty-four countries, divided
into six groups, will be participating in this year’s World Youth Championship.
The United States will be competing in Group D, along with Argentina, Egypt
and Germany. The Americans’ best finish in the World Youth Championship came
in 1989 in Saudi Arabia when they finished fourth.

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information, visit Fox Soccer Channel online at http://www.foxsoccer.com, presented
by MSN.

Schedule of FIFA World Youth
Championship matches on Fox Soccer Channel(a)

DATE                        
TEAMS                        
TIME (ET)

Friday, June 10        
     Netherlands vs. Japan        
2:00 PM
Saturday, June 11           
Argentina vs. USA            
11:30 AM
Sunday, June 12             
Brazil vs. Nigeria           
5:00 PM

Tuesday, June 14            
Egypt vs. Argentina          
11:30 AM
         
                   USA
vs. Germany              
2:30 PM

Wednesday, June 15          
Switzerland vs. Brazil        11:30 AM

Friday, June 17             
Spain vs. Honduras           
11:30 AM
                            
Turkey vs. Ukraine           
2:30 PM

Saturday, June 18           
USA vs. Egypt                
7:30 AM
                            
Brazil vs. Korea Rep.         10:00
AM

Tuesday, June 21            
Round 16 match               
11:30 AM
                            
Round 16 match                5:00
PM

Wednesday, June 22          
Round 16 match               
11:30 AM
                            
Round 16 match               
2:30 PM

Friday, June 24             
Quarterfinals                
11:30 AM
                            
Quarterfinals                
2:30 PM

Saturday, June 25           
Quarterfinals                
9:30 AM
                            
Quarterfinals                
2:30 PM

Tuesday, June 28            
Semi Final 1                 
11:30 AM
                     
       Semi Final 2                 
2:30 PM

Saturday, July 2            
3rd place match              
11:00 AM
                            
Final                        
2:00 PM

(a) Programming is subject
to change. Please visit foxsoccer.com for updated programming information.

  –30–MTB/la*

CONTACT:
Fox Soccer Channel

Alan Gutierrez
310-444-8642

Live Coverage of FIFA World Youth Championships to Feature Team USA; Freddy Adu and Eddie Gaven Headline U.S. Squad