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Women’s World Cup live updates: Chile vs. Swede rain delay in Renne, as the U.S. Women’s National Team get ready to take the field for their first match in group play today

Team USA kicks off quest to win Women’s World Cup

Match day five of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup kicked off in Paris Tuesday afternoon. The day’s matches feature New Zealand and the Netherlands in Group E and all four teams of Group F, the last group in the tournament.

UPDATE: Chile vs. Sweden has been interrupted due to severe weather conditions. The match was tied at zero in the 72nd minute when the referee called the weather delay.

Who’s playing in the Women’s World Cup today?

  • New Zealand vs. Netherlands, 9 a.m. ET | Le Havre (FS1)
  • Chile vs. Sweden, 12 p.m. ET | Rennes (FS1)
  • United States vs. Thailand, 3 p.m. ET | Reims (Fox)

Follow along with updates throughout the day.

New Zealand 0-1 Netherlands

New Zealand vs. Netherlands started the action Tuesday, culminating the first matches for Group E. Expectations were high for the Dutch in only their second World Cup appearance. Both countries had previously faced each other in the group stage of the 2015 Women’s World Cup, resulting in a 1-0 win to the Netherlands.

History repeated itself in a hard-fought, back-and-forth battle on both sides of the ball. Plenty of chances were had, but no goals through 90 minutes of play.

Patience paid off for Netherlands, however. In the second minute of stoppage time, the scoreless tie was finally broken. With tired legs, Netherland lobbed a ball into the box, two headers later, Jill Roord scored her 4th International goal for Netherlands.

Literally minutes from a draw and a much-needed point in the Group E standings, New Zealand has their tenth loss in World Cup play. Their all-time record in the Women’s World Cup is 0-3-10. The Kiwis go on to play Cameroon, who lost to Canada yesterday, while New Zealand faces Canada in a battle for the top of Group E.

Goals


The Netherlands advanced to the knockout stage last World Cup, but were knocked out immediately in the round of 16. New Zealand, however, has never advanced beyond the group stage in their prior four tournaments. This opening loss does not bode well with both Canada and Netherlands now 3 points ahead of them.

Remaining Group E Matches

Saturday, June 15

Thursday, June 20

  • Netherlands vs. Canada, 12 p.m. | Reims (Fox)
  • Cameroon vs. New Zealand, 12 p.m. | Montpellier (FS1)

Chile 0 – 2 Sweden

Chile made their first appearance in the Women’s World Cup Tuesday in the Group F opener. The 39th ranked La Roja Femenina took on ninth-ranked Sweden, who have played in every FIFA Women’s World Cup since it began in 1991. It is the first time these two sides had met.

Match recap:

Through the first 45 minutes, Chile staved off Sweden’s attack. Sweden’s best chance came off their third corner kick in the 23rd minute. A well-placed header to the bottom corner of the net looked certain to go in. But a fingertip save by a diving Goalkeeper Christiane Endler knocked the ball clear as it teetered on the goal line, keeping Sweden off the score sheet. The Chilean keeper made two more big saves in the first half, blanking the Swedish attack.

The Swedish women held 70 percent of the possession, and outshot La Roja 8-2. But the score remained tied nil-nil as the whistle blew to end the half.

The weather was a tale of two halves in Rennes, as a the sunshine at the start of the match gave way to an absolute soaking downpour for the ending 45 minutes. In the 72nd minute, the ref has made the decision to pause the match, due to the severity of the weather.

After the weather delay, Sweden’s attack came back in full force, finally breaking the deadlock in the 83rd minute. A scrappy fight for the ball in the Chilean box had led to a few missteps and missed kicks when Asllani ran up and popped the ball over Endler’s head for the first goal.

In the fourth minute of stoppage time, Janogy – who entered the match as a sub, in the 81st minute – found the ball outside the box and out ran three defenders to put away her first international goal. The late goal sealed Sweden’s win, giving Chile no change to equalize.

Match Stats

Goals

  • 83′ – Kosovare Asllani (SWE)
  • 90’+4 Madelen Janogy (SWE)

Cards

  • 67′ – Magdalena Eriksson (SWE)
  • 78′ – Carla Guerrero (CHI)
  • 90′ +6 – Yessenia Lopez (CHI)

United States vs. Thailand – 3 p.m.

The U.S. Women’s National Team are the last team to kick off their 2019 Women’s World Cup campaign. They face Thailand at 3 p.m. ET from Reims, France, Tuesday.

The U.S. are the clear favorite to win. With five wins and two draws, they have never lost an opening match in the history of the tournament. The only prior time these two teams met resulted in a resounding 9-0 victory for the United States.

Women’s World Cup: USA vs. Thailand

  • Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
  • Time: 3 p.m. ET
  • Location: Stade Auguste-Delaune II – Reims, France
  • TV channel: Fox and Telemundo
  • Streaming: fuboTV (Try for free)
  • Odds: USA -5 (+105) | Thailand +5 (-125) | O/U: 5

USWNT starting lineup

The starting lineup for United States vs. Thailand has been announced by U.S. soccer.

Forwards:

  • 15 – Megan Rapinoe (captain)
  • 13 – Alex Morgan
  • 17 – Tobin Heath

Midfield:

  • 16 – Rose Lavelle
  • 9 – Lindsey Horan
  • 3 – Samantha Mewis

Defense:

  • 19 – Crystal Dunn
  • 8 – Julie Ertz
  • 7 – Abby Dahlkemper
  • 5 – Kelley O’Hara

Goalkeeper:

Substitutes:

  • 2 – Mallory Pugh
  • 4 – Becky Sauerbrunn
  • 6 – Morgan Brian
  • 10 – Carli Lloyd
  • 11 – Ali Krieger
  • 12 – Tierna Davidson
  • 14 – EmilySonnett
  • 18 – Ashlyn Harris
  • 20 – Allie Long
  • 21 – Adrianna Franch
  • 22 – Jessica McDonald
  • 23 – Christen Press

2019 Women’s World Cup standings

Group A Standings

  1. France (1-0-0) 3 points
  2. Norway (1-0-0) 3 points
  3. Nigeria (0-0-1) 0 points
  4. South Korea (0-0-1) 0 points

Group B Standings

  1. Spain (1-0-0) 3 points
  2. Germany (1-0-0) 3 points
  3. China (0-1-0) 0 points
  4. South Africa (0-0-1) 0 points

Group C Standings

  1. Brazil (1-0-0) 3 points
  2. Italy (1-0-0) 3 points
  3. Australia (0-1-0) 0 points
  4. Jamaica (0-0-1) 0 points

Group D Standings

  1. England (1-0-0) 3 points
  2. Argentina (1-0-0) 3 points
  3. Japan (0-1-0) 0 points
  4. Scotland (0-0-1) 0 points

Group E Standings

  1. Canada (1-0-0) 3 points
  2. Netherlands (1-0-0) 3 points
  3. New Zealand (0-0-1) 0 points
  4. Cameroon (0-0-1) 0 points

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