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)
Germany (2), Spain (13), China (16), South Africa (49)
Australia (6), Brazil (10), Italy (15), Jamaica (53)
England (3), Japan (7), Scotland (20), Argentina (37)
Canada (5), Netherlands (8), New Zealand (19), Cameroon (46)
United States (1), Sweden (9), Thailand (34), Chile (39)
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