Three Crimson to Participate in FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

Purce, Durack and Becker will represent the Crimson on the international stage next week at the U-20 Women's World Cup.

CAMRBIDGE, Mass. – Three members of the Harvard women's soccer program are set to participate in the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Canada starting Tuesday (Aug. 5). Rising sophomores Lizzie Durack (England) and Margaret Purce (United States) along with incoming freshman Marie Becker (Germany) will represent their respective countries and the Crimson on the international stage.

Harvard is one of just six schools in the nation to send three or more student-athletes to the World Cup this year, with LSU (4), North Carolina (3), Stanford (3), West Virginia (3) and Wisconsin (3) being the others.

The Cup's first game will pit Purce and the U.S. against Becker and Germany at 7 p.m. ET (5 p.m. local time) on Aug. 5 in Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium. That game will be shown live on ESPNU and can be streamed on The Americans and Germans are in Group B together, along with China and Brazil.

Durack and England are set for their first match the following day, Aug. 6, when they take on South Korea at 4 p.m. ET (5 p.m. local time) in Moncton, New Brunswick. England finds itself in Group C along with Mexico and Nigeria.

GROUP A          GROUP B          GROUP C          GROUP D         
Canada Brazil England Costa Rica
Finland China South Korea France
Ghana Germany Mexico New Zealand
North Korea USA Nigeria Paraguay