France vs. Norway
Full time: After a penalty taken by Eugenie Le Sommer, France maintained its lead to put Norway away 2-1.
[Update: 4:12PM EST]: Well, that escalated quickly. Norway tied the game on a very unfortunate and careless own goal.
[Update: 4:10PM EST]: Valerie Gauvin’s 46th minute goal is the difference so far as the game grinds in the second half.
Germany vs. Spain
[Update: 1:55PM EST]: Germany did enough to outlast a pesky Spanish side and capture another three points. Spain is absolutely making great strides with its program. They aren’t quite Germany yet, but put up a great fight.
[Update: 12:45PM EST]: Germany breaks through! Former Bayern Munich player Sara Däbritz pounded home a rebound for a 1-0 Germany lead in the 43rd minute. Däbritz will play the 2019-2020 season with Paris Saint-Germain.
Germany take the lead!!!— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 12, 2019
Spain fail to clear the ball after the initial save by Paños and Sara Däbritz pounces for the opening goal. pic.twitter.com/hzeQLofLWD
[Update: 12:20PM EST]: We are still scoreless at the 20 minute mark as both teams look to establish some consistency. To this point, Germany looks like the better team even without Dzsenifer Marozsan, but has not capitalized.
Without star midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsan, can Germany hold off an up-and-coming Spain squad? Marozsan’s broken toe could ultimately have a big impact on the fate of Germany’s World Cup hopes.
Nigeria downs South Korea 2-0
Nigeria used an own goal (29’) and a tally from Asisat Oshoala (75’) from South Korea to secure the victory.
The opening round of games at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup kickstarted this tournament. Now, with the second matches here, we’ll begin to separate the winners from the losers.
It’s almost a certainty that the loser of this match will see their World Cup come to an end when the group stage is completed. Both Nigeria and South Korea were smashed in their opening matches against Norway and France. Can they turn it around? They’ll need to figure something out.
Both France and Norway picked up big wins in their opening round match, and this is basically a “win and you’re in” match. France are the better team here, so they will be expecting to come away with all three points in this one to cement their position at the top of the group.
This is another “win and you’re in” match. Both Germany and Spain picked up a win in their opening match, with the Spanish looking better than the Germans in the process. Germany is the favorite here, but if Spain can stifle Germany long enough, perhaps they’ll be able to frustrate them to the point that the three points are up for grabs.
If you’re looking to watch the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, fuboTV has you for your streaming needs and, as always, Live Soccer TV can tell you where to find the World Cup on television or streaming in your country.
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