Six sleeper teams that could challenge for Women's World Cup

Mae Harvey
June 14, 2019

He was also critical of the USA women for showing their hand ahead of games against more formidable opponents.

U.S. women thrashed Thailand by 13 goals as Alex Morgan and Co run riot to set new World Cup record.

Prolific striker Alex Morgan netted five goals as United States began their Women's World Cup defence in style with a record-breaking 13-0 rout of Thailand in Reims on Tuesday. I respect Thailand. I celebrate that they're here.

The U.S. national team doesn't play until late Tuesday night against Thailand in the last group-stage opener for the field playing in France, so the American have been relegated to spectators during the opening days.

With goal differential a tiebreaker in the group stage, the US was incentivized to score as many goals as it could, but the way the team reacted to several goals late in the match has come under fire. "To be respectful to opponents is to play hard against opponents", said United States of America coach Jill Ellis.

Alex Morgan delivered 5 targets in the match, which became tied for the most in Ladies's World Cup historical past with fellow American Michelle Akers who did it in 1999 against Chinese language Taipei.

"We always want to have any world record and anything we can get over the Germans, we'll take it", joked Rapinoe.

"For all that have issue with many goals: for some players this is there first World Cup goal, and they should be excited", the scorer of a record 184 worldwide goals tweeted to her 679,000 followers. "This is part of the growth of the game".

Just 14 of the 52 Women's World Cup matches - 26 percent - have been sold out, according to Federation Internationale de Football Association, despite allocating more than 1 million tickets to fans across the globe. Here are five things you need to know about her! "Pull it back, knock it around".

"The U.S. team is not here to be anybody's friend". Plus, the World Cup always presents different challenges for different teams, like all the flights to traverse Canada in 2015.

"The U.S. team each and every time the whistle blows is going to score as many goals as possible".

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