ROOKIE JUAREZ TO COMPETE AT FIFA U-20 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP
Freshman Gabi Juarez will compete for Mexico at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in France beginning August 5. Juarez, a forward, and Mexico will have two exhibitions in preparation for the tournament, facing host France this Friday, July 27, in Clairefontaine and the following Monday, July 30, taking on New Zealand in Bondoufle. The 16-team tournament has Mexico in Group B with North Korea, England and Brazil. The
Mexican team will open against Brazil on August 5, followed three days later with a match against North Korea and again on August 12 with the final group-stage match against England. The top two teams from each of the four groups will advance to the knockout stage, which will begin August 16 for the Group B runner-up against the winner from Group A (France, Ghana, New Zealand, Netherlands) and on August 17 for the Group B winner against the Group A runner-up. The semifinals will be August 20 with the final and third-place game set for August 24.