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2019 Women’s World Cup Day 14: Match thread and discussion

The group stage comes to an end

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USA v Thailand: Group F - 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

Groups E and F will wrap up the group play round of the 2019 Women’s World Cup today. The day will get started with Cameroon and New Zealand facing off alongside the Netherlands and Canada. Things still have to be determined in the group. Right now the Netherlands are on top thanks to goal differential so a draw gives them the top seed going into elimination play. Canada on the other hand need to win to take the group after having difficulty finding the goal against Cameroon and beating New Zealand in an improved effort. Christine Sinclair is still four goals behind Abby Wambach’s all-time international goal scoring record.

New Zealand is still looking for its first World Cup win. It could come against Cameroon, but so far the Kiwis have had a difficult time doing more more than defend. For their part, Cameroon has an outside chance at advancing with a win. The team held Canada to just one goal, but lost 3-1 to the Netherlands last time out. Still, they are a talented squad who made the round of 16 in 2015 and that experience might carry them through.

Later in the day Thailand and Chile will face off giving each side a chance at a World Cup win. Chile is coming off of a 3-0 loss to the US though if it weren’t for Christiane Endler it would have been much worse. Thailand comes in having scored its first goal of the tournament against Sweden in a 5-1 loss. A win would be a huge consolation for Thailand with Chile possibly going though depending on the results of Group E.

Then there’s Team Golf Clap vs. A Bunch Of Cowards in a grudge match after the USA was eliminated by Sweden in the 2016 Olympics. That game set the US on a path of building everything to the 2019 World Cup. So far the results have been impressive. While the Thailand game was a blow out against a disorganized opponent, Chile was a step up in terms of having something to answer the US onslaught with - in this case a world class goalkeeper. Sweden will be a different story, they will be tough to breakdown defensively and going forward may ask questions of an at times shaky US backline. This will be a solid test for the US to see if they can get through a side that won an upset in the last competitive tournament they met in.

How To Watch

Cameroon v. New Zealand

Location: Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier

Kickoff: 12PM ET; 9AM Pacific

TV: FS1

Streaming: Fox Sports Go (Website/App), Telemundo Deportes (App/Website), NBC Sports (App), Fubo TV (Free trial)

Netherlands v. Canada

Location: Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims

Kickoff: 12PM ET; 9AM Pacific

TV: Fox, Universo

Streaming: Fox Sports Go (Website/App), Telemundo Deportes (App/Website), NBC Sports (App), Fubo TV (Free trial)

Sweden v. USA

Location: Stade Océane, Le Harve

Kickoff: 3PM ET; Noon Pacific

TV: Fox, Telemundo

Streaming: Fox Sports Go (Website/App), Telemundo Deportes (App/Website), NBC Sports (App), Fubo TV (Free trial)

Thailand v. Chile

Location: Roazhon Park, Rennes

Kickoff: 3PM ET; Noon Pacific

TV: FS1, Universo

Streaming: Fox Sports Go (Website/App), NBC Sports (App), Fubo TV (Free trial)