Team USA looks to defend its crown as it takes on The Netherlands in the final match of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.
Though the Stars and Stripes steamrolled competition early and exhibited their strength as a soccer powerhouse with their 13-0 win over Thailand and 3-0 win over Chile in the group round, Team USA faced tougher challengers as it moved deeper into the tourney.
The U.S. won Group F (3-0-0, 9 pts.), before facing and defeating Spain, France and England in order en route to the championship game.
The Netherlands made its first ever appearance in the tournament semifinals after it won Group E (3-0-0, 9 pts.). Then they defeated Japan, Italy and Sweden in the round of 16, the quarterfinals and the semifinals, respectively.
Now, The Netherlands is set for its first ever appearance in the Women's World Cup Final, an impressive feat considering the nation had never qualified for the tournament prior to the 2015 Women's World Cup.
HOW TO WATCH THE 2019 FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP FINAL: USA vs. THE NETHERLANDS
Who: Team USA vs. The Netherlands
What: 2019 FIFA World Cup Final
When: Sunday, July 7
Time: 11 a.m. ET
Where: Stade de Lyon, Lyon, France
TV Channel: FOX
Stream Online: Watch the World Cup on fuboTV.
- Consistent: Once the U.S. got to the knockout stage of the tournament, it defeated each of its opponents 2-1.
- Saving the Day: Alyssa Naeher became the first U.S. goalkeeper to save a penalty kick (non-shootout) when she blocked a shot from England's Steph Houghton to ensure Team USA's 2-1 victory in the semifinals match on Tuesday.
- Oh Captain: Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe, two of the Team USA captains, have a combined 11 goals in the tournament so far. Though Rapinoe missed the semifinals match due to a hamstring injury, she said she'd be back for the finals match.
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