Women's World Cup Analysis: U.S. Women will face a (slightly) tougher test against Chile
Added 06-15-19 01:25:03pm EST - “Five days after crushing Thailand 13-0, and a few days after the fallout of showing too much exuberance in doing so, the United States is looking for something new to celebrate on Sunday: defeating Chile and earning a spot into the…” - Nydailynews.com
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PARIS – Five days after crushing Thailand 13-0, and a few days after the fallout of showing too much exuberance in doing so, the United States is looking for something new to celebrate on Sunday: defeating Chile and earning a spot into the knockout stage.
The No. 1-ranked Americans have handily defeated the South Americans before – 3-0 and 4-0 in back-to-back friendlies last September – and feature the strongest attack of the 24 teams competing at this Women’s World Cup.
“We just want to play a very good brand of football and move past the group stage,” said U.S. coach Jill Ellis.
Also working in the Americans’ favor will be the atmosphere inside the stadium, where a largely pro-U.S. crowd is expected to make it feel like a home game. A sellout crowd of 45,000 is expected as American fans have been flooding into the French capital for the last three days.
The Americans are first in Group F, tied at three points with Sweden. The U.S. (obviously) has a better goal differential, the first tiebreaker to determine which teams advance to the knockout stage. Sweden play on Sunday against Thailand in Nice with an eye towards running up the score in an effort to win the group.
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