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US National Team

From various locations on the East Coast and the Midwest, US Women’s team members boarded taxis, buses, and then planes to begin the long journey to Switzerland where the team will begin its international adventures competing in the sport of fistball.

The US team will land in Switzerland on Friday July 25th, just in time to compete in an exhibition match against the Swiss U18 at the Obersee Masters tournament held annually in Jona, Switzerland.  The tournament is the largest annual outdoor fistball tournament in the world playing host to nearly 100 teams. Because the Quadrennial Women’s World Championships are being held in Dresden, German just one week later, over half of the international women’s teams will also compete in the Obersee Masters tournament this year making it a great tournament for the US Women’s team to get their international feet wet in.

The team is then off to Stuttgart, Germany where they will compete in a friendly exhibition match against Colombia as well as train with the TV Stammheim Bundesliga Faustball team in order to prepare for the 2014 World Championships that begin later in the week.  The exhibition was kindly organized by TV Stammheim Bundesliga Faustball. The US and Colombian teams will be seeing quite a bit of each other as both teams are competing at the Obersee Masters, training together in Stuttgart, and finally sharing a bus as well as the same pool as the World Championships.

The US Team’s trek through central Europe will conclude with the 2014 Faustball WM in Dresden, Germany July 30th to August 3rd. The US Women’s team will open competition on Wednesday July 30th with tough matches against Brazil and Switzerland. On Thursday July 31st, the US team takes on Chile and Colombia to round out their pool play.  The real fun begins with the Qualifying round on Friday August 1st, followed by the Semifinals, and the Finals on Saturday.  After a post-tournament party on Saturday night, the team will enjoy an awards banquet on Sunday and then they will begin the long journey back home.

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