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Most intriguing group-stage games

Updated: June 24, 2011, 3:00 PM ET
By Jeff Carlisle | ESPN.com

FIFA's international schedule for women is the soccer equivalent of a sugar high. The World Cup and the Olympics are held in back-to-back years, and during that time fans of the women's game can get more than their fill of top-class competition.

Then depression sets in.

When the Olympics end, fans have to wait three long years before the next major tournament. This is an eternity in the international game. Yesterday's heroes fall by the wayside to be replaced by a new ...

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