via press release:

FIFA Women’s World Cup Semifinals: U.S. vs. France and Japan vs. Sweden on Wednesday; Finals on Sunday

The 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany continues on ESPN and ESPN3.com with two semifinal matches on Wednesday, July 13. Led by goalkeeper Hope Solo and forward Abby Wambach, the No. 1-ranked U.S. team — coming off its dramatic quarterfinal win on Sunday over Brazil on penalty kicks — returns to the field against France at 11:30 a.m. ET, in Moenchengladbach. After its stunning overtime win over two-time defending champion and host Germany, Japan plays Sweden in the second match in Frankfurt at 2:15 p.m. France and Japan are both appearing in the World Cup semifinals for the first time.

The winners of Wednesday’s matches will play in the Women’s World Cup Finals in Frankfurt on Sunday, July 17, at 2 p.m. on ESPN and ESPN3.com. The Third Place match will be played in Sinsheim on Saturday, July 16, at 11 a.m. on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com. Commentators Ian Darke and Julie Foudy will call both the U.S.-France semifinal and the Finals, while Adrian Healey and Kate Markgraf will call Japan-Sweden and the Third Place match. The schedule:

Date  Time (ET)  Network  Match  Site 
Wed, July 13 11:30 a.m. ESPN/ESPN3.com France vs. USA
Ian Darke and Julie Foudy
Moenchengladbach
2:15 p.m. ESPN/ESPN3.com Japan vs. Sweden
Adrian Healey and Kate Markgraf
Frankfurt
Sat, July 16 11 a.m. ESPN2/ESPN3.com 3rd place Healey and Markgraf Sinsheim
Sun,July 17 2 p.m. ESPN/ESPN3.com FinalsDarke and Foudy Frankfurt
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