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2019 Women's World Cup: USA vs. Thailand how to watch, time, live stream, fun facts

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2019 Women's World Cup: USA vs. Thailand how to watch, time, live stream, fun facts

The U.S. Women's National Team officially begins the defense of its World Cup title Tuesday, June 11 with its first game of the 2019 tournament. And in addition to hoping for back-to-back World Cup wins, the team is playing for its fourth championship overall. 

Going into this year's tournament, the U.S. is the most successful nation in women's World Cup history, which includes holding the record for total goals at 112 in seven appearances. Germany trails by just one goal with 111, and Norway is in third at 86.

The USWNT is in Group F -- along with Thailand, Chile and Sweden, a particularly familiar opponent -- and will play Thailand first. The actual tournament, however, begins Friday, June 7 with host France vs. South Korea at 3 p.m. ET on FS1.

Team USA won all five of their games during World Cup qualifying, scoring 26 total goals. Here's a look at everything you need to know to watch the first game of the 2019 Women's World  Cup.

HOW TO WATCH THE WOMEN'S WORLD CUP: USA vs. THAILAND

Who: Team USA vs. Thailand, Group F
What: Game 1 Women's World Cup
When: Tuesday, June 11
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Where: Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims, France
TV Channel: FOX
Stream online: You can watch the World Cup on fuboTV.

3 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT GROUP F

  • Team USA has reached at least the third-place game and won a medal in all seven women's World Cup finals
  • This is Thailand's second appearance, after its debut in 2015 in Canada
  • Chile is making its first World Cup appearance
     

WHAT ARE THE GROUPS FOR THE 2019 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP?

Group A (FIFA Rankings in parentheses)
France (4), Norway (12), South Korea (14), Nigeria (38)

Group B
Germany (2), Spain (13), China (16), South Africa (49)

Group C
Australia (6), Brazil (10), Italy (15), Jamaica (53)

Group D
England (3), Japan (7), Scotland (20), Argentina (37)

Group E
Canada (5), Netherlands (8), New Zealand (19), Cameroon (46)

Group F
United States (1), Sweden (9), Thailand (34), Chile (39)

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Mallory Pugh, Rose Lavelle return to Spirit (but Lavelle may not play) Saturday

Mallory Pugh, Rose Lavelle return to Spirit (but Lavelle may not play) Saturday

Barely two weeks removed from their Women's World Cup Championship victory, U.S. Women's National Team youngsters Rose Lavelle and Malory Pugh will return for the Washington Spirits' matchup against the Houston Dash on Saturday, though Lavelle may not play according to the Washington Post's Steven Goff

Pugh scored once and had one assist in the World Cup, while Lavelle notched three goals, including the game-securing goal in the World Cup final. The pair, along with the rest of the USWNT, partied hard after their gold medal win, but now will rejoin their club team. 

Lavelle is still working back from a hamstring injury that almost kept the midfielder out of the World Cup. She is unlikely to play on Saturday, but will be in attendance to greet fans and sign autographs. 

Fans can watch the Spirit and the Dash face off Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington. 

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Rose Lavelle, Megan Rapinoe and USWNT continue World Cup celebration in LA

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Rose Lavelle, Megan Rapinoe and USWNT continue World Cup celebration in LA

The US Women's National Team's celebration hasn't stopped. 

Washington Spirit players Rose Lavelle and Mallory Pugh traveled with their teammates to Los Angeles for the ESPY awards - and a special salute from LeBron James and Maverick Carter at an afterparty, according to footage posted on social media.

Pugh posted a photo with Lavelle from the awards show, where the team received the award for "Best Team."

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soft smiles at the ESPYs

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Alex Morgan also won "best female athlete" at the awards show.

So when will the celebration end? If Lavelle's Instagram caption is any clue ... never.

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celebrating 4ever

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