European champions Belgium will take on the world champions United States, Senegal and Nigeria in Antwerp.
Battle of the Titans
On the first day of play, that star-studded matchup against the United States is scheduled right away. "We are looking forward to this immensely," says Technical Director Sven Van Camp. "This can be a real test for us and immediately sets the tone for the entire tournament. We certainly don't expect any gifts from team USA, because they are coming to Antwerp to win the whole thing and prepare for the Games as well as possible."
"On Sunday, we will know if we get to go to the Olympics for the second time in a row," playmaker Julie Vanloo looks ahead. "We want to share this moment with as many fans as possible. In fact we’re secretly hoping to break the crowd record for a women's game in Belgium, in the matchup against Nigeria on 11 February. In women's soccer that record is held by Standard Liege with 9,027 spectators. We want to break that record on Sunday, along with gaining the Olympic ticket of course."
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