Women’s World Cupdate: American History

Welcome to your daily 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup update, or Women’s World Cupdate, where we recap the past day’s proceedings from France while previewing what is still to come. These features will run every morning throughout the duration of the tournament and feature highlights, major news, and much more from France.


Here’s What Happened: Tuesday, June 11th

Three matches on Tuesday brought Matchday 1 of the group stage to a close at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Two matches came down to the wire with winners being scored in the late stages, while the third match was over almost from the very first kick of the ball.

New Zealand 0-1 Netherlands

New Zealand was on the brink of stealing a crucial point in their match against the Netherlands, but it fell apart for the Kiwis in the dying moments of the match. Ceding most of the possession to the Netherlands and focusing on their defensive game, New Zealand suffocated the Dutch attack for most of the match.

Two minutes into injury time, Dutch substitute Jill Roord punched a loose ball past the New Zealand keeper for a 1-0 victory to keep pace with Canada in Group E heading into Matchday 2. For New Zealand, it was not the result they wanted to deserved for their effort, but they have to be feeling good about their chances of stealing a few results in final two group games.

Goals

  • Jill Roord | NED (90’+2′)

Highlights

Chile 0-2 Sweden

Chile will feel like they are in the same boat as New Zealand after dropping its opening group match to Sweden. Most of the possession time fell to the Swedes, but Chile remained steadfast in their defensive game plan that kept the match even into the late stages before Sweden broke through.

In the 72nd minute, the match was interrupted by severe weather and the teams went to the their respective locker rooms for a 39-minute delay. Out of the weather break, Sweden continued to push forward and were rewarded for their efforts. Kosovare Asllani broke the deadlock in the 83rd minute and Madelen Janogy put the game on ice in the fourth minute of injury time to give Sweden a crucial three points.

Goals

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

Highlights

United States 13-0 Thailand

This match was always going to be one sided on paper, but no one could have expected the final scoreline to be quite this ugly. Alex Morgan opened the scoring for the United States in the 12th minute and they never looked back. Morgan scored a grand total of one goal in the 2015 Women’s World Cup; she quintupled that total in her first game in France.

Believe it or not, the United States only led 3-0 at the halftime break. A second half surge that included a stretch of four goals in a six minute span sne the United States to the largest victory in a single Women’s World Cup match. Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle (2), Sam Mewis (2), and Mallory Pugh all scored goals in their Women’s World Cup debut. Morgan’s five goals ties Michelle Akers record for most goals in a single match.

Goals

  • Alex Morgan | USA (12′, 53′, 74′, 81′, 87′)
  • Rose Lavelle | USA (20′, 56′)
  • Lindsey Horan | USA (32′)
  • Sam Mewis | USA (50′, 54′)
  • Megan Rapinoe | USA (79′)
  • Mallory Pugh | USA (85′)
  • Carli Lloyd | USA (90’+2′)

Highlights


Plays of the Day

This entire list could have consisted of players just from the United States squad, but instead we decided to share the love a bit and spread the praise around to other top performers from Tuesday.

Alex Morgan (United States)

Morgan scored a single goal at the 2015 Women’s World Cup. She put those memories behind her with a five goal showing in her first match at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, tying record for most goals in a single Women’s World Cup match.

Madelen Janogy (Sweden)

Making only her fifth international appearance against Chile, Madelen Janogy sealed the victory for Sweden with this slick solo run and powerful finish in injury time.

Claudia Endler (Chile)

Endler kept Chile in the game until the very end, making save after save on every Swedish chance. This particular save in the first half was her best, given her positioning and reaction time to the shot.


Group Update

Matchday 1 is now in the books at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup with Group E and Group F wrapping up on Tuesday. It will now be on to Matchday 2 where the groups will become much clearer after a second round of round robin matches.

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Netherlands leaves it late but joins Canada atop Group E after the first round of matches come to a conclusion. They are scheduled to meet in the final group match that could determine the group winner.

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Sweden locked down all three points with two late goals against Chile, but the United States was the star of the show. A 13-0 victory over Thailand gives the defending champions the top spot in Group F and a huge advantage in goal difference should it come down to a tie breaker.


Here’s What’s Next: Wednesday, June 12th

With the first round of group games now complete, it’s time to begin Matchday 2 at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Hosts France will get back to action after a thrilling 4-0 victory in the tournament opener in Paris. Fellow favorite Germany return to action in Group B without their star midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsan.

Nigeria v. South Korea (Group A)

Both Nigeria and South Korea enter this Group A showdown knowing they likely need a win to keep their hopes of advancing alive. Even a draw will likely not suffice for either side given their next matches are against the favorites in the group.

  • Time: 9:00 AM
  • Location: Stade des Alpes (Grenoble)
  • How to Watch: FS1

Germany v. Spain (Group B)

Germany was dealt a blow on Tuesday when news broke they will be without star midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsan for the rest of group play and perhaps the tournament. They should still be strong enough to best Spain, but their World Cup hopes were dealt a serious blow. Spain is in prime position to advance to the knockouts, but stealing a result could put them in position to win Group B.

  • Time: 12:00 PM
  • Location: Stade du Hainaut (Valenciennes)
  • How to Watch: FOX

France v. Norway (Group A)

France opened their World Cup as host with a runaway 4-0 victory over South Korea. They will face a much stiffer test in their second game against tournament dark horse Norway. A win be either side could very well be what decides who comes in first and who settles for runner-up in Group A.

  • Time: 3:00 PM
  • Location: Stade de Nice (Nice)
  • How to Watch: FOX

You can watch all these games live on the channels listed or streaming online at FoxSports.com with a cable sign in.

If highlights are more your style, check out @FOXSoccer on Twitter where goals and game recaps are posted throughout the day.

All game times are listed in Eastern Standard Time.


Golden Boot Standings

The Golden Boot Award goes to the top goal scorer at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

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via FIFA.com

Alex Morgan rockets to the top of Golden Boot standings with a record tying 5 goal effort against Thailand. Fellow Americans Rose Lavelle and Sam Mewis just into the top-5 with a pair of goals each.


Keep up to date on everything Women’s World Cup right here on “The Bat Flip” where we will be posting our daily Women’s World Cupdate to recap what went on and preview what’s still to come in France.

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