Sweden and the United States will battle it out to finish top of Group F at the FIFA Women’s World Cup on Thursday.
Both countries have just secured a spot in the knockout stages after progressive wins in their initial two matches. In any case, they will each be quick to secure the best spot in the last-16 bracket, with the side in second set to confront an all the more challenging run to the final.
The United States are yet to yield a goal in France and followed up their 13-0 battering of Thailand with an professional 3-0 win against Chile on Sunday. Sweden had the option to drift to a 5-1 win over Thailand on the same day.
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Sweden delighted in an agreeable 5-1 triumph against Thailand on Sunday to make it two wins from two games and secure their place in the knockout stages however because of the USA’s prevalent goal distinction, they have to win this match to guarantee top spot in the group.
They took the opportunity to rotate and rest players against Thailand and were able to conserve energy during the second half with the match already won and an eye on this fixture.
Sweden broadly stunned the USA at the 2016 Olympics with a win in the quarter-finals with the Swedes being 4-3 winners in the first since forever shootout in Olympic women’s ‘ soccer, with the scores 1-1 after additional time in an acutely challenged quarter-final in Brasilia and they will want to take some motivation from that triumph.
USA have booked their place in the knockout stages with two successive successes, they followed up their huge triumph against Thailand by winning their second match of the tournament 3-0 against Chile, with a debilitated group as players, for example, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe and Crystal Dunn were on the bench.
Even with all of the changes, USA were far too good for Chile and were it not for the Chilean goalkeeper Christiane Endler the Americans’ would likely have scored five or six goals.
Coach Jill Ellis has utilized a substantial squad turn in the tournament so far implying that each outfield player in the American squad has now included in this World Cup so further changes are normal here despite the fact that they will name something near their most grounded team.
Here are the most latest odds for what should be a competitive encounter, as well as the key viewing details.
Sweden win (11-1)
United States (1-3)
Odds are courtesy of Oddschecker.
When is Sweden vs USA taking place?
Thursday 20th June 2019 – 20:00 (UK)
Where is Sweden vs USA taking place?
Stade Océane, Le Havre
What television channel is Sweden vs USA on?
BBC Four, BBC (UK), Fox Sports 1 (U.S.)
Where can I stream Sweden vs USA?
Sweden and the USA meet in a table-topping conflict to choose who will complete first in Group F. USA have not been tried therefore yet in the tournament with two entirely agreeable successes and this is certain to be an a lot greater examination of their accreditations. The defence of USA is viewed as a potential weakness and Sweden will test this theory much more than either Thailand or Chile did but it would still be a shock if they managed to topple the reigning World Cup champions so expect USA to make it three wins from three and to move into the knockout stages as a group winner.
Tokyo Olympics: Momiji Nishiya, 13, became Japan’s first gold medal winner in Skateboarding
Thirteen-year-old Momiji Nishiya amazed during the Olympic women’s skateboarding street competition. She coasted through a recreation center of rails, ramps and stairs meant to mimic city street parks at the Ariake Urban Sports Park.
At the point when she completed, she became Japan’s most youthful ever gold medal winner and one of the most youthful Olympic champions ever.
Nishiya’s success likewise sealed Japan’s mastery of the street competition. It appeared at these Summer Olympics and coordinators trust it mixes the global sports with youthful energy. Truth be told, half of the women in the eight-skateboarder last were 16 or more younger.
Brazil’s Rayssa Leal, a couple of months more younger than Nishiya took silver and another Japanese skateboarder Funa Nakayama won bronze. Nishiya’s triumph came the day after Japan’s Yuto Horigome took the gold in the men’s street competition.
The game is one of a few new games at the Olympics this year including surfing, three on three b-ball and rock climbing.
Melvin Ingram is signing a one-year deal with Pittsburgh Steelers
Melvin Ingram’s first genuine taste of free agency endured well into July. It arrived at its decision Monday, with perfect timing to get pressed for a transition to western Pennsylvania.
Ingram is signing a one-year deal the Pittsburgh Steelers, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport announced. The signing came following Ingram’s Monday visit with the club.
Ingram had likewise attracted interest from the Chiefs and Dolphins this offseason, and will fill a hired soldier like requirement for the Steelers. Pittsburgh was looking for a veteran contributor on the edge following the free-specialist takeoff of Bud Dupree , while Ingram was in quest for work in the wake of going through his whole nine-year NFL career in Southern California with the Chargers.
Ingram is one sack short of 50 for his career, and with an opportunity to play inverse T.J. Watt, it’s probably he’ll arrive at that achievement in 2021, if he can stay sound. Ingram was limited to seven games last season because of a determined knee issue in 2020, his last mission with the Chargers.
With Ingram having signed on the dotted line, all that is left for the veteran to finish is a proficient move to Pittsburgh. Steelers rookies on the block and veterans report to training camp Wednesday.
Somewhere else in NFL news Monday:
- Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Michael Pierce experienced a calf injury while preparing this late spring and his accessibility for the beginning of camp is in question, Rapoport detailed, per a source educated regarding the circumstance. Penetrate could miss time during camp, yet the injury isn’t required to save him off the field for the 2021 ordinary season. It’s a fascinating if not disappointing piece of information for Pierce, who was a critical expansion to the Vikings’ list over a year prior however presently can’t seem to play a game for Minnesota. In the wake of filling in as a dependably successful inside safeguard for Baltimore, Pierce marked a three-year, $27 million arrangement with the Vikings in March of 2020, however quit the 2020 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. He’s met another obstacle not long before the beginning of camp in 2021.
In the midst of distress over his agreement, New England Patriots star cornerback Stephon Gilmore is available to a multi-year expansion or a one-year hop in compensation for 2021, NFL Network’s Mike Giardi revealed. The lasting Pro Bowler is set to make $7 million in what is the last year of his arrangement, definitely not exactly remarkable friends at his position. He’s because of report to instructional course July 27, giving the two sides to pound out an understanding, Giardi added.
- Geno Atkins is as yet searching for another group. He’ll begin effectively looking in no time. The previous Cincinnati Bengals guarded tackle was cleared for all football movement in mid-June, Rapoport revealed, in the wake of experiencing a torn rotator sleeve last season. Atkins, 33, will start taking visits and gauging interest from groups soon, Rapoport added. The veteran DT had spent the whole of his 11-year profession in Cincinnati prior to being delivered in March.
- The Jacksonville Jaguars consented to terms with first-round running back Travis Etienne on his four-year freshman arrangement, Rapoport detailed.
- The Miami Dolphins marked tackle Timon Parris. The 25-year-old hostile lineman went through last season with Washington and has played four vocation games.
Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen wins British Grand Prix after high-speed collision
Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, who is leading the drivers’ title this season, were engaged with a high-speed collision on the initial lap of the British Grand Prix on Sunday.
Hamilton was given a time penalty however in a dramatic conclusion to the race, the Mercedes driver overtook Charles Leclerc two laps from the finish to get his eighth British GP victory and reinvigorate his title defense.
Hamilton caused various endeavors to overtake Verstappen on that first lap and when the drivers showed up at Silverstone’s Copse Corner, the Briton’s front-left wheel contacted the Red Bull driver’s back-right tire.
Verstappen spun off the track and across the gravel prior to colliding with the boundaries, however the Dutchman had the option to leave his wrecked car.
The race was suspended with Ferrari’s Leclerc ahead of the lead.
“Following an assessment by the trackside doctors at Silverstone Circuit Medical Centre, Max Verstappen has been taken to a local hospital for further precautionary tests,” tweeted Red Bull later on Sunday.
Verstappen tweeted from hospital that he was “ok” and that he trusted Hamilton’s festivals subsequently to be “disrespectful.”
“Glad I’m ok. Very disappointed with being taken out like this,” he said.
“The penalty given does not help us and doesn’t do justice to the dangerous move Lewis made on track. Watching the celebrations while still in hospital is disrespectful and unsportsmanlike behavior but we move on.”
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner said Hamilton had been “completely out of order.”
“Everyone who’s driven that corner knows you don’t stick a wheel up the inside at Copse,” Horner told Channel 4. “He’s put him in the fence. Thank god he’s not been hurt. It was a desperate move.”
Race stewards then, at that point gave Hamilton a 10-second punishment for the occurrence with Verstappen.
“I was ahead coming in there,” said Hamilton in a radio call with his team. “It was my line. I was giving the guy space.”
In spite of the penalty, Hamilton pursued down Leclerc and on lap 50 swept past the Ferrari – on Copse Corner, everything being equal, – to start to lead the pack and afterward secure his 99th race triumph, with the Briton’s Mercedes partner Valtteri Bottas finishing third.
Hamilton’s win gave him 25 points to put him only eight behind Verstappen in the drivers’ standings.
Sunday’s race was gone to by 140,000 individuals, as per organizers at Silverstone.
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