The United States (USA) face hosts France in Friday’s 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup quarterfinal. Here are five things to know about the match and a prediction of how it will finish.
It’s the match everybody wants to see
The United States (USA) are the tournament top picks and the number one-ranked team. They are battling to retain the greatest prize in international women’s soccer. France are the competition hosts and determined to win the Women’s World Cup, for the first time, on home soil. In the event that they are effective, they would join the French men’s team in being delegated world champions.
These two are ostensibly the best sides in the competition yet one of them won’t get past the quarterfinals. The pressure on the two teams will be high however U.S. skipper Megan Rapinoe can hardly wait. “I hope it’s huge and crazy,” she said. “It’s gonna be totally awesome and these are the biggest games you dream about as a kid.”
Ticket costs are taking off
The Parc des Princes stadium will obviously be a sell-out and tickets resemble gold residue. ESPN revealed costs were skyrocketing, with one seller offering a couple of tickets for more than $11,000 each. The report found the most affordable ticket accessible on resale sites was $295.
Of course, the USWNT have gotten committed support any place they have played in France and the match against the hosts in Paris ought to have an electric atmosphere. World governing body FIFA will be satisfied, having previously needed to revise the quantity of matches it asserted had sold out. Whoever advances from this match, the two semifinals and the last have sold out.
This is by a long shot the hardest test either team has had
Since opening the competition with comfortable triumphs, neither France nor the USWNT has very hit the heights they are able to do. Be that as it may, tournament soccer is tied in with winning any way people have to and the two sides have won every one of the four matches to achieve this stage.
Both came through extreme Round of 16 ties. France required an additional time champ from skipper Amandine Henry to see off Brazil, 2-1. The united states (USA) worked to a 2-1 win against a decided Spain, because of two Megan Rapinoe penalties. Past performances will amount to nothing when these two giants meet on Friday however, and both will trust they can find their best form at the urgent time.
Alex Morgan will probably confront increasingly extreme treatment
It’s been an unusual competition for the United States (USA) star striker. She got off to a barely trustworthy begin, scoring five in the 13-0 mauling of Thailand in the opening match. Be that as it may, Morgan has not been on the scoresheet since. She previously revealed she felt the team “carried” her in the 2015 World Cup win as she was battling with damage. She will be determined to live up to her own high standards for the rest of this tournament.
As one of the worldwide stars of women’s soccer, Morgan’s talents are outstanding and she has been on the finish of some harsh treatment from opposition players. Morgan has been fouled more than some other USA player this competition and the physical consideration she got from Spain’s defenders is probably going to be repeated by France.
Wendie Renard will marshal the French defence
The French focus back will be tasked with stopping Morgan – and the remainder of the USA (United States) frontline. Renard has had an intriguing competition. Not usually a prolific goalscorer, she netted twice in France’s opening win over South Korea. She followed that up by scoring a comical own goal in the narrow 2-1 defeat of Norway before scoring once more, at the right end, from the penalty spot against Nigeria.
Renard will relish the challenge of stopping the U.S. forwards and won’t be overawed by the event. She skippers Olympique Lyonnais Féminin, who have won the Women’s Champions League six times, including the last four consecutively. In the event that France achieve the last Renard and her Lyon partners in the squad will feel comfortable – it will be played in Lyon’s Parc Olympique Lyonnais.
An intense one to call, between the two pre-tournament top choices. Yet, the United States (USA) will overwhelm France and win, 3-1.