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Report: USWNT to play in Brazil tournament in December, against France again in February

The United States and France look set to play again in February. (Photo: France FF)

The United States and France look set to play again in February. (Photo: France FF)

The United States women’s national team will reportedly play in a December tournament in Brazil against the hosts, Argentina and China. Another meeting with world No. 4 France is also reportedly on tap for February 2015.

Brazil will host its annual end-of-year tournament from Dec. 10-21, according to the report. Canada has played in the tournament in recent years, suffering a surprising loss to Chile in 2013.

Contacted by The Equalizer, U.S. Soccer acknowledged that the federation is in negotiations to be involved in the tournament, but that nothing is yet finalized. The report states that there was a meeting on Tuesday morning between U.S. Soccer and SportPromotion. Mexico is reportedly the alternate team in the event any other team drops out of the tournament.

Additionally, France coach Philippe Bergeroo said in an interview that France will play the United States in February. That is in addition to France’s matches vs. Germany and England, as Bergeroo told The Equalizer in June. He also stated in June that he hopes to bring Les Bleues on a trip to Japan, and Bergeroo also wants France in the more competitive Algarve Cup instead of the Cyprus Cup next March.

The United States plays Switzerland on Wednesday, the Mexico on Sept. 13 and Sept. 18 before World Cup qualifying in October.

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