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2019 Women’s World Cup Day 4: Match thread and discussion

Argentina, Japan, Canada, and Cameroon all play, and Christine Sinclair goes for the record.

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It’s day 4 of the tournament, with matches in Group D and Group E.

It’s probably the quietest day so far, with only two games, neither of which features a top contender to ultimately win the tournament, but that certainly doesn’t mean it will be boring.

Things kick off in Paris with Argentina v. Japan. This is Argentina’s third appearance in the World Cup, and first since 2007. Over their two previous trips, they have played six games and lost all six, which is a streak they’ll certainly be hoping to break. It might be tough to achieve in this group, however, particularly against this Japan team. The finalists from 2015 have undergone some significant changes since then, and are not among the favorites this time around. But they weren’t particularly fancied last time either, so this will be a good chance to demonstrate that they’re ready to surprise the world once again.

The late match features Canada and Cameroon, in a match that will feature some significant contrasts in style. Canada tend to play tight, with careful possession, calm defending, and not much in the way of an attack. Cameroon play an aggressive style with waves of attacks and a lot of last-ditch defending. Which approach will win out? Canada are the favorites, and they’ll probably hope to keep things calm, but don’t count out this Cameroon team. They made the knockout stage in 2015, and feature an impressive array of attacking talent.

For the neutral, the hopes should be for an open game, not only for the pure fun of it, but also because the more goals that are scored, the more chance there is for Christine Sinclair to take the all-time scoring record. She’s currently sitting at 181, just three away from Abby Wambach’s 184.

How To Watch

Match 1

Who: Argentina v. Japan

Where: Parc des Princes, Paris

Kickoff: 12 p.m. ET


Streaming: Free Fubo TV trial

Match 2

Who: Canada v. Cameroon

Where: Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier

Kickoff: 3 p.m. ET


Streaming: Free Fubo TV trial

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This is your match day discussion thread! Please feel free to leave your game day thoughts and opinions in the comments below!