US women's soccer to play in tournament in Brazil

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CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. women's soccer team will play four games in a tournament in Brazil in December.

The Americans will face China on Dec. 10, Brazil four days later and Argentina on Dec. 17 as part of the International Tournament of Brasilia, which will be held at the National Stadium Mane Garrincha, one of the sites of this year's men's World Cup. The championship and third-place game will be Dec. 21.

The games were announced Wednesday.

The top-ranked U.S. team will be playing in Brazil for the first time since 1997. Brazil is ranked sixth, China 14th and Argentina 37th.

The tournament follows the North and Central American and Caribbean Women's Championship, which will be played in the United States from Oct. 15-26 and serves as qualifying for next year's Women's World Cup.

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