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

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

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.

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.

FUN FACTS:

  • 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.

QUARTERFINAL SCHEDULE

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

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

At the start of the Women's World Cup, Team USA's third match––against Sweden––was marked as a key game in the group stage of the tournament. 

While the U.S. entered the tournament as the reigning champions and the most-successful nation in Women's World Cup history, the pain of an early exit in the 2016 Olympics still lingered in the air. Back in Rio, it was Sweden that ended the USWNT's fight for the gold, keeping the U.S. off the podium for the first time in history. 

Both Sweden and the U.S. enter the final match of the group stage with six points, after they each defeated Thailand and Chile. While both teams have already secured spots in the knockout round, in order for the U.S. to top the group it needs a win over Sweden on Thursday. 

HOW TO WATCH THE 2019 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP: USA vs. SWEDEN

Who: Team USA vs. Sweden, Group F
What: Game 3 Women's World Cup
When: Thursday, June 20
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Where: Stade Océane, Le Havre, France
TV Channel: FOX
Stream Online: Watch the World Cup on fuboTV.

FUN FACTS:

  • On a Roll: When Carli Lloyd scored against Chile on Sunday, it marked the sixth consecutive World Cup game in which the forward had scored. 
  • Saving the Day: Both goalkeepers, Sweden's Hedvig Lindahl and the U.S.'s Alyssa Naeher, have three saves apiece after two games. Lindahl has given up one goal, while Naeher has held opponents scoreless so far in the tournament. 

 

GROUP F SCHEDULE

Sweden vs. USA, Thurs. 6/20, 3 p.m. ET (FOX)
Thailand vs. Chile, Thurs. 6/20, 3 p.m. ET (FS1)
 

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

Group A (Record, points in parentheses): 
France (3-0-0, 9 pts.), Norway (2-1-0, 6 pts.), Nigeria (1-2-0, 3 pts.), Korea Republic (0-3-0, 0 pts.)

Group B: 
Germany (3-0-0, 9 pts.), Spain (1-1-1, 4 pts.), China PR (1-1-1, 4 pts.), South Africa (0-3-0, 0 pts.)

Group C 
Italy (2-1-0, 6 pts.), Australia ((2-1-0, 6 pts.), Brazil (2-1-0, 6 pts.), Jamaica (0-3-0, 0 pts.)

Group D
England (2-0-0, 6 pts.), Japan (1-0-1, 4 pts.), Argentina (0-1-1, 1 pts.), Scotland (0-2-0, 0 pts.)

Group E 
Netherlands (2-0-0, 6 pts.), Canada (2-0-0, 6 pts.), Cameroon (0-2-0, 0 pts.), New Zealand (0-2-0, 0 pts.)

Group F
USA (2-0-0, 6 pts.), Sweden (2-0-0, 6 pts.), Chile (0-2-0, 0 pts.), Thailand (0-2-0, 0 pts.)


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2019 Women's World Cup: Best bars to watch soccer in Washington, D.C.

2019 Women's World Cup: Best bars to watch soccer in Washington, D.C.

The 2019 Women's World Cup kicks off in France on Friday, June 7! Looking for a spot in Washington, D.C. to cheer on Team USA as they go for their second straight championship?

Don't fret, we've got you covered with this list of the best places in D.C. to watch the Women's World Cup! 

Mackey's Public House (1306 G St NW, Washington, DC 20005)

The official bar of American Outlaws D.C., the local chapter of the U.S. national soccer teams, Mackey's will be hosting viewing parties for every USWNT World Cup match. And there are drink specials galore: during the USWNT's opening game against Thailand on June 11, you can get $18 pitchers of Miller Lite, $18 buckets of PBR, and $6.50 cans of Oskar Blues. 

Fado's Irish Pub (808 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001)

Dubbing itself "Team USA Headquarters" for the 2019 Women's World Cup, Fado's will be showing every USWNT match, with specials on Budweiser, Bud Light, and Michelob Ultra buckets. 

The Queen Vic (1206 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002)

As the name implies, The Queen Vic is partial to Team England as well as Team USA. The bar will be showing all England and USWNT World Cup matches, with Heinekens available for $5. 

The Fairmont Hotel (2401 M St NW, Washington, DC 20037)

The Fairmont is transforming itself into "Soccer Central" for the 2019 Women's World Cup, broadcasting every game in the hotel's Loggia and lobby. Additionally, there will be an International menu of snacks from Brazil, England, Germany, Spain, France, and the USA, all available for $9 each.  

The Airedale (3605 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010)

According to the Airedale's website, "We will be open for every game, even the early ones," and will offer food and drink deals during every match. 

National Harbor (165 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD 20745)

If you're looking an outdoor viewing spot, try chilling out on the water at National Harbor! Several World Cup matches will be broadcast on the National Harbor Plaza's HD jumbo screen. Per National Harbor's website, each screening will include "VIP stadium seating in the new District Stadium, a converted cargo crate complete with led lighting, ceiling fans, shaded seating, and beverage service; plus food and beverage specials, Embassy events, skills clinics and player meet + greets with Washington Spirit players and special games and meet ups with the DC Fray."

Embassy Viewing Parties

Are you an England supporter searching for a great spot to cheer on the Three Lionesses? In addition to The Queen Vic, the UK embassy is hosting a watch party for England's opening match against Scotland at Wunder Garten (1101 First Street Northeast, Washington, District of Columbia 20002) on Sunday, June 9. There will be both English and Scottish beers on tap, plus halftime giveaways. 

Cheering on France? The French embassy is holding a viewing party at La Maison Française (4101 Reservoir Rd, NW - Washington, D.C., 20007) for the opening match against South Korea on Friday, June 7. Doors open at 2 p.m., and all attendees must register for a free ticket here.

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