After pulling off a 2-1 victory over an opportunistic Spanish squad thanks to Megan Rapinoe's two penalty kicks, the US Women's National Team will face their toughest task yet at the Women's World Cup.
Host nation France is looking to join their brother squad to become the first two men's and women's sides from the same country to win the World Cup simultaneously. France defeated a tired Brazil squad thanks to captain Amandine Henry's extra-time goal, and are looking to upset the No. 1 team in the FIFA rankings en route to their first World Cup trophy.
And they've proved capable of that daunting task. Team USA's only loss for the 2019 calendar year came to France at a friendly in Le Havre, 3-1. Since then, the U.S. has gone undefeated, and France only has one loss, 1-0 to Germany in a friendly in Laval.
With the biggest match of the tournament yet for both squads looming, Team USA is hoping the intensified pressure of the press and fans will be too much for the French to handle.
Megan Rapinoe says she wants the quarterfinal between the #USWNT and France to be “a total shitshow circus.” The official hashtag is no longer #DareToShine as it’s been replaced with #TotalShitshowCircus.— Caitlin Murray (@caitlinmurr) June 24, 2019
HOW TO WATCH THE 2019 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP: USA vs. FRANCE
Who: Team USA vs. France
What: Quarterfinal, Women's World Cup
When: Friday, June 28
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Where: Parc des Princes, Paris, France
TV Channel: FOX
Stream Online: Watch the World Cup on fuboTV.
- Groundhog Day?: The last time the USWNT faced France in the Women's World Cup was the 2011 semifinals. Team USA won 3-1, and this will be only the second meeting between the two squads at the Women's World Cup.
- Consistently excellent: The U.S. has reached the quarterfinal stage in every iteration of the World Cup dating back to the first one in 1991. The only other squad to accomplish that feat is Germany.
Norway vs. England, Thurs. 6/27, 3 p.m. ET, Fox
USA vs. France, Fri. 6/28, 3 p.m. ET, Fox
Italy vs. Netherlands, Sat. 6/29, 9 a.m. ET, FoxSports 1
Germany vs. Sweden. Sat. 6/29, 12:30 p.m. ET, FoxSports 1
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