Since the groups and bracket for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup were set, its been a well-known fact that two of the best teams in the world could meet in the quarterfinals, and that is just what happened. The U.S. Women’s National Team is set to take on host team France who was favored alongside the Americans to lift the trophy.
The USWNT remain undefeated in the tournament, though they are coming off of a rather shaky performance against Spain in which two penalty kicks during regulation were the difference maker. Luckily for the Americans, France is in the same boat. Their last match against Brazil went to extra time and was not the dominating performance they were looking for.
This match will ultimately come down to mental strength and the will to win, for both teams benefit from immense talent and depth. It has all the makings to be the best match of the tournament.
- The last time these two teams met was this January, when France took a 3-1 win over the U.S. The Americans are 4-3-2 against France in their last nine meetings, during which the tournament hosts have become one of the world’s best teams.
- The French have the home-field advantage in this afternoon’s match in Paris, though the American fans have had quite the showing of their own fans throughout the tournament. Regardless, the Parc des Princes is the place to be today.
This will be the culmination of all the different faces fans have seen on the pitch for the U.S. With Alex Morgan’s condition still questionable after a knock she took against Sweden and her shaky performance against Spain, it is possible Carli Lloyd will make an appearance sooner rather then later. Lindsey Horan will likely start over Samantha Mewis now that she is out of yellow card danger. Look for a lot of action on the right side, with Tobin Heath and Rose Lavelle continuing their impressive performances in this tournament.
How to Watch
Date/Time: Friday, June 28th 3:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Parc des Princes in Paris, France
Stream: Fox Sports Go