The United States women’s national team will face its hardest task yet in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup when it faces tournament have France in the quarterfinals Friday in Paris. The Americans and French – positioned first and second, individually in our most recent Power Rankings – were seen as ostensibly the best two top favorites to hoist the championship trophy when it’s all said and done, and on Friday one team will be sent packing. The U.S. has never failed to reach the semifinals of a Women’s World Cup, while France is looking to get to the last four for just the second time ever. There, England awaits after beating Norway in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
It’s the reigning victors against the tournament hosts, a matchup numerous prognosticators hovered on their schedules when the move occurred back in December. Lock in light of the fact that this has every one of the makings of a moment great.
USA vs France Match Preview
The USA has played France four times in France, compiling a 2-2-0 record.
The USA is 17-3-3 unequaled against France, however the last nine games following the gathering at the 2012 Olympics have delivered a 4-3-2 record for the USA as France has ascended into the world’s elite.
A few U.S. players have played in France. Lindsey Horan played with and against a significant number of the French players while at Paris Saint-Germain. Horan lived and played in Paris for three-and-half years. Alex Morgan played for a quarter of a year for Olympique Lyon in 2017, helping the club to the League, Cup and Champions League title. Morgan Brian likewise had a short stretch with Lyon in 2018. Megan Rapinoe played in Lyon more than 2013-2014 while Tobin Heath completed a short stretch for PSG during a six-month time span in 2013.
Alex Morgan has six vocation goals against France, one in the World Cup, two in the Olympics, one in the SheBelieves Cup and two out of an friendly match.
Carli Lloyd has two goals against France, one each at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.
In the course of the last five matches vs France, the U.S. has scored one goal in four of them and zero in the other. Since the start of 2015, just Alex Morgan (1), Carli Lloyd (1) and Mallory Pugh (2) have scored against Les Bleues.
The USA’s first loss to France went ahead Feb. 8, 2015, a 2-0 mishap in Lorient, France that commenced the 2015 schedule for the two teams. The USA vindicated the loss with a 2-0 triumph in the title round of the 2015 Algarve Cup in Portugal as Julie Ertz (neé Johnston) and Christen Press scored. The USA’s second loss came at the 2017 SheBelieves Cup, while the third took place in the teams’ first match of 2019, a 3-1 U.S. defeat in Le Havre on Jan. 19.
The USA and France likewise met at the 2018 SheBelieves Cup, a 1-1 attract an equitably made appearance that saw a couple of value chances for the both teams in what was a tight match. Mallory Pugh scored for the USA in the 35th moment while Eugénie Le Sommer scored for France only four minutes after the fact.
Twenty-one of the 26 U.S. players included on the list that went to France not long ago are on the U.S. World Cup list, including 10 who began at Stade Ocèane.
For France, 12 of the 13 players who played against the USA in January are on their WWC roster, including all 11 starters and one substitute. Overall, 19 of France’s 23-player January roster are in their WWC squad.
The USA played France twice in 2016, winning 1-0 each time, at the SheBelieves Cup on March 6 in Nashville, Tenn., on an goal in second half stoppage time from Alex Morgan, and after that in gathering play of the 2016 Olympics in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on an goal from Carli Lloyd.
The USA and France also faced each other twice in June 2014, a 1-0 U.S. victory in Tampa, Florida, on a goal from Sydney Leroux and a 2-2 draw in East Hartford, Connecticut, as Alex Morgan scored both goals, equalizing twice to cancel out scores from Louisa Necib (on a penalty kick) and Amandine Henry.
Before those games, there came an epic pair of matches in world championships. The USA defeated France 3-1 on July 13, 2011, in the FIFA Women’s World Cup semifinal in Monchengladbach, Germany. The U.S. also won the Olympic curtain raiser 4-2 on July 25, 2012, in Glasgow, Scotland, as the USA came back from a 2-0 deficit with Alex Morgan scoring twice, and Abby Wambach and Carli Lloyd contributing a goal each.
Before the 2-2 attract 2014, the main tie first the teams came at the Four Nations Tournament in Guangzhou, China, in 2006, a 0-0 draw.
USA vs France Match Details
What time is kick-off and Location?
THIS gigantic last-eight conflict is set for Friday, June 28.
Kick-off is at 8pm BST.
Location: Parc des Princes — Paris, France
The sides met in an friendly back in January, with France running out 3-1 winners.
Which TV channel can I watch it on?
YOU can watch this game on free-to-air TV here in the UK.
It will be shown live on BBC FOUR.
You can discover the channel in HD on Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media and TalkTalk TV.
While you can likewise stream all the activity live on the BBC iPlayer, giving you have a valid TV licence.
USA – 1/2 (+130) | France +1/2 (- 150) | O/U: 2.5
Goalkeepers: Sarah Bouhaddi (Lyon), Solene Durand (Guingamp), Pauline Peyraud-Magnin (Arsenal).
Defenders: Julie Debever (Guingamp), Sakina Karchaoui (Montpellier), Amel Majri (Lyon), Gridge Mbock Bathy Nka (Lyon), Eve Perisset (Paris St Germain), Wendie Renard (Lyon), Marion Torrent (Montpellier), Aissatou Tounkara (Atletico Madrid).
Midfielders: Charlotte Bilbault (Paris FC), Elise Bussaglia (Dijon), Maeva Clemaron (Fluery), Onema Grace Geyoro (Paris St germain), Amandine Henry (Lyon), Gaetane Thiney (Paris FC).
Forwards: Viviane Asseyi (Bordeaux), Delphine Cascarino (Lyon), Kadidiatou Diani (Paris St Germain), Valerie Gauvin (Montpellier), Emelyne Laurent (Guingamp), Eugenie Le Sommer (Lyon)
Goalkeepers: Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)
Defenders: Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars), Crystal Dunn (NC Courage), Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride), Kelley O’Hara (Utah Royals FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC)
Midfielders: Morgan Brian (Chicago Red Stars), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit), Allie Long (Reign FC), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage)
Forwards: Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC), Jessica McDonald (NC Courage), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Christen Press (Utah Royals FC), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit), Megan Rapinoe (Reign FC)
The U.S. controls the ball and does well to prevent chances from France. A Tobin Heath goal in the second half is the difference.
Pick: USA 1, France 0