Thursday, September 13, 2007

Women's World Cup: Hosts Open with Victory And Are Accused of Spying

China defeated Denmark 3-2 in its World Cup opener Wednesday, with substitute Song Xiaoli scoring the winning goal with less than two minutes left in regulation before a drum-pounding, singing crowd of more than 50,000.

Two men, described as Chinese, were found with video cameras sitting behind a glass mirror in the hotel in Wuhan city where Denmark's football team are staying during the tournament, team spokeswoman Pia Schou Nielsen told AFP.

Next up for the Yanks is Sweden at 5am Friday morning on ESPN (get your DVR on):

In a country where history offers ample evidence that time eventually runs out on even the most successful dynasties, Swedish playmakers Hanna Ljungberg and Victoria Svensson are suddenly left to hope that one of the longest-running partnerships in women's soccer isn't mere days away from becoming part of the historical record.

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