Women's World Cup Finals: Sports Diplomacy on the Soccer Field

Posted by Ann Stock
July 17, 2011
Secretary Clinton With U.S. Women's National Team Soccer Players

Across America and around the world, people will be cheering the Women's National teams from the United States and Japan. Today is a wonderful day to celebrate the global sport of soccer and the way it brings people together from Japan, the United States, and places in-between.

President Barack Obama announced Friday that Dr. Jill Biden will lead the official United States' delegation to the match, which also includes U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany Philip D. Murphy and Chelsea Clinton.

Just days before the Women's World Cup began in June, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton launched the "Empowering Women and Girls through Sports" initiative. She also met with several players from the U.S. Women's National Team, including Ali Krieger, who scored the decisive penalty kick in the shoot-out against Brazil.

Good luck everyone!



California, USA
July 18, 2011

Nancy in California writes:

Congratulations to the USA Women's soccer team even though they didn't win. Who can begrudge Japan after what they've been through? Good Game. I LOVE YOU, HILLARY!!!

nalin m.
Sri Lanka
July 18, 2011

Nalin in Sri Lanka writes:

like US.i like soccer.& i wish ur team amarica.....


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