FIFA Women's World Cup helps unify North and South Korea
FIFA Women's World Cup helps unify North and South Korea
Madelen Janogy Sweden celebrate The Canadian Press
12 June, 2019, 06:57
The USWNT'sWorld Cup gets underway with a game against Thailand in Reims, and it hopes to have to keep those blinders on all the way through to the final in Lyon on July 7.
The U.S. team is going into the game as the heavy favorites.
Holders the United States began their defence of the women's World Cup trophy in style yesterday as Alex Morgan scored five times in a record-setting 13-0 destruction of hapless Thailand in Group F. "I think the players are ready, excited, hungry", she saidin a news conference Monday evening.
It is an intimidating assignment for the Thais, who are only appearing at their second World Cup. "I've said this many, many times but right now it's group stage for us, it's one game, it's Thailand and everything is singularly the focus".
With an average age of 29, the US squad is the oldest in the tournament. Lindsey Horan, Megan Rapinoe, Mallory Pugh and Carli Lloyd had one each.
Ten of their goals came in the second half as the US set a new record for the biggest winning margin in a women's World Cup match, bettering Germany's 11-0 defeat of Argentina in 2007. You would never say this about a men's team. In doing so, Rapinoe became the first openly gay woman to pose for the Swimsuit issue.Meanwhile, as the tournament was about to start, several players launched a new company, re-inc, and dropped a T-shirt with it, as reported by The New York Times.
Sweden created a number of half-chances at the start of the second period as they tried to pass their way through Chile, with Fridolina Rolfo's effort deflected just wide of the goal.
Wambach, 39, added: "With all due respect: did you see @alexmorgan13 last two goals and her last assist?!" The toughest of those is Sweden, the country that knocked out the US in the quarterfinals at the 2016 Olympics.
"We really just came into the game really wanting to showcase ourselves", Morgan said after the game. But the USA faces Sweden last in the group stage, requiring some strategy by Ellis on whom to play and for how long, especially if she wants her best players to have fresh legs going into the knockout round.
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The United States, who are the defending champions, will face Thailand to finish out Day 5 and the first round of group matches. Host France opened the World Cup before a sellout crowd in Paris on Friday night with a 4-0 victory over South Korea.
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USWNT 13-0 Thailand
Chile should provide United States with a far sterner test on Sunday, while Thailand's next task comes against Sweden . With the 10th goal of the game for the U.S., Morgan added on to her already flawless night by scoring her fourth goal.
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