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No. 1 vs. No. 2 History


When the U.S. Women's National Team faces Germany on April 5 in Offenbach, Germany (Kickoff 12:15 p.m. ET on ESPN3.com and ESPNW.com), it will mark the 11th all-time meeting between teams ranked #1 and #2 in the FIFA rankings at the time of the match. The USA has been involved in every one of them. Germany has been involved in 10 of them -- three as the #1 team -- and Norway has been involved in just one.

NO. 1 vs. NO. 2 HISTORY
· The U.S. WNT is 7-0-4 all-time in games pitting the No. 1 and No. 2 FIFA-ranked teams.· The USA is 5-0-2 when ranked No. 1 and playing the No. 2 team.· The U.S. is 2-0-2 when ranked No. 2 and playing the No. 1 team.· In the 41 editions since the women’s rankings began in July of 2003, only the USA and Germany have been ranked No. 1. The U.S. has held the top spot 25 times and Germany has been No. 1 on 16 occasions.· Norway and Brazil are the only two other countries ranked in the No. 2 spot. Norway was second in July and August of 2003 and Brazil was No. 2 in March and June of 2009.· Here is the breakdown of the 10 USA games featuring No. 1 vs. No. 2, with the top-ranked team listed first in the score:
o Oct. 1, 2003: USA 1, Norway 0; Foxborough, Mass.; Women’s World Cup Quarterfinalo Aug. 23, 2004: USA 2, Germany 1; Heraklio, Greece; Olympic Semifinalo March 15, 2005: Germany 0, USA 1; Faro, Portugal; Algarve Cup Finalo March 15, 2006: Germany 0, USA 0; Faro, Portugal; Algarve Cup Final (3-4 in PKs)o Jan. 26, 2007: Germany 0, USA 0; Guangzhou, China; Four Nations Tournamento Oct. 29, 2009: USA 1, Germany 0; Augsburg, Germany; International Friendlyo March 3, 2010: USA 3, Germany 2; Faro, Portugal; Algarve Cup Finalo May 22, 2010: USA 4, Germany 0; Cleveland, Ohio; International Friendlyo Oct. 20, 2012: USA 1, Germany 1; Bridgeview, Ill.; International Friendlyo Oct. 23, 2012: USA 2, Germany 2; East Hartford, Conn.; International Friendlyo March 13, 2013: USA 2, Germany 0; Faro, Portugal; Algarve Cup Final

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