2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Thread

#1
Draw for next summer's Women's World Cup begins at 11AM CT and will air on FS2.

The U.S. is one of the 6 seeded sides along with hosts France, Germany, England, Canada, and Australia.

Here are the draw pots:

Pot 1
France (host)
USA
Germany
England
Canada
Australia

Pot 2
Netherlands
Japan
Sweden
Brazil
Spain
Norway

Pot 3
South Korea
China
Italy
New Zealand
Scotland
Thailand

Pot 4
Argentina
Chile
Nigeria
Cameroon
South Africa
Jamaica
 
#2
Here's how the draw ended up:

Group A
France
South Korea
Norway
Nigeria

Group B
Germany
China
Spain
South Africa

Group C
Australia
Italy
Brazil
Jamaica

Group D
England
Scotland
Argentina
Japan

Group E
Canada
Cameroon
New Zealand
Netherlands

Group F
USA
Thailand
Chile
Sweden


The tournament will begin June 7th with France-South Korea in Paris. USA will play Thailand on June 11th in Reims.
 
#7
U.S. women defeat Sweden 2:0 and win Group F.

Here are the Round of 16 match-ups:

Norway vs. Australia
England vs. Cameroon
France vs. Brazil
Spain vs. USA
Italy vs. China
Netherlands vs. Japan
Germany vs. Nigeria
Sweden vs. Canada


The Spain vs. USA match will air Monday at 11:00 AM CT on FS1.
 
#8
U.S. women defeat Spain 2:1 with both goals coming on penalty kicks.

U.S. will face the hosts France on Friday afternoon.

The cheapest ticket prices on StubHub for the U.S.-France match are $681 with the most expensive going for $11,398. Most tickets in between on the site are somewhere in the $2,000-$3,000 range.
 
#10
Need to perform better against France.
Definitely. If they don't bring their A game the rest of the way, they won't defend. But they seem to have such a healthy team dynamic, I'm hoping they'll be resilient. These ladies are fun to watch, and I think Coach Ellis knows how to adjust. Fingers crossed on Friday.
 
#11
Italy defeated China 2:0 and the Netherlands defeated Japan 2:1 on a penalty kick in the 90th minute. It is the Dutch women's first win in the knockout stage.

Here are the quarterfinal match-ups:

Norway vs. England
France vs. USA
Italy vs. Netherlands
Germany vs. Sweden

For the first time ever, there will not be an Asian side in the quarterfinals and Italy makes their first appearance in the quarterfinals. The U.S. is also the only non-European side remaining.

The U.S.-France match will air on FOX on Friday at 2:00 PM CT.