Is the third place game at the Women's World Cup - or any tournament for that matter - meaningless? Yes, probably, but that doesn't mean it's not worth watching. With neither team having anything to lose, neither team has any incentive to play negative football. This usually results in some pretty entertaining football. The third place match in the men's 2010 World Cup was arguably the most entertaining match of the tournament, as Germany and Uruguay put on a show in a goal-fest. With the attacking talent that Sweden and France have, the same could happen in this tournament.
Expect Marie-Laure Delie and Lotta Schelin to go crazy. Expect Caroline Seger and Camile Abily to try some Xavi-esque through balls. And expect very little defending.
The game starts at 11 A.M. ET, 5 P.M. local time. If you live in the United States, you can see the game on ESPN2 or ESPN3.com. We'll have coverage in this StoryStream.
For all of our coverage of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup semifinals, give our Sweden vs. Japan and USA vs. France StoryStreams a read. For all of our previous coverage of the tournament, check out our 2011 Women's World Cup section. For more on the final, check out our USA vs. Japan StoryStream. We'll have updates there in the build-up to the game. You can catch the final on Sunday at 2:45 P.M. ET on ESPN. We'll have more information on the schedule of events and where to watch as the game approaches.