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  •   U.S.-China Game Summary

    Associated Press
    Saturday, July 10, 1999; 8:07 p.m. EDT

    The United States Won 5-4 On Penalty Kicks
    China            0  0--0
    United States    0  0--0

    First half--None.

    Second half--None.

    Penalty kicks--China, Huilin G, Haiyan G, Ailing NG, Ouying G, Wen G. United States, Overbeck G, Fawcett G, Lilly G, Hamm G, Chastain G.

    Yellow Cards--China, Ouying, 70th, Ailing, 80th. United States, Akers, 74th.

    Referee--Mouidi-Petignat, Switzerland. Linesmen--Peron-Labbe, France, Perez Assante, Peru. Fourth Official--Elovirta, Finland.


    China--Gao Hong, Wang Liping, Fan Yunjie, Zhao Lihong (Qiu Haiyan, 114th minute), Sun Wen, Liu Ailing, Pu Wei (Zhang Ouying, 59th minute), Wen Lirong, Liu Ying, Jin Yan (Xie Huilin, 119th minute), Bai Jie.

    United State--Briana Scurry, Carla Overbeck, Kate Sobrero, Joy Fawcett, Brandi Chastain, Michelle Akers (Sara Whalen, 91st minute), Julie Foudy, Cindy Parlow (Shannon MacMillan, 57th minute), Tiffeny Milbrett (Tisha Venturini, 115th minute), Kristine Lilly, Mia Hamm.

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