South Africa vs. China
[Update: 4:54PM EST]: Game over! China survives with a 1-0 victory!
China pick up an important 3 points against #FIFAWWC first-timers South Africa! pic.twitter.com/CfoEF8Itja— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 13, 2019
[Update: 3:42PM EST]: Li Yang has given China 1-0 lead with a goal in the 40th minute!
In a Group B showdown, China and South Africa will hook up for what looks like another competitive match. China dropped a 1-0 decision to Germany, while South Africa was worn down by Spain in a 3-1 loss.
Given that South Africa still has to face Germany and China has yet to play Spain, a loss in this game is likely a death knell for the chances of either of these teams.
South Africa is ready to go!@Banyana_Banyana hope to become the first debutants to win a game at this #FIFAWWC when they face off against China pic.twitter.com/lVAS0jTOL4— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) June 13, 2019
Australia vs. Brazil
[Update: 2:00PM EST]: It’s over! Australia clinched a thrilling and hard-fought victory over Brazil. This win could play a vital role in determining which teams survive what has become one of the most competitive groups in the tourney.
WHAT A COMEBACK!— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 13, 2019
Australia score 3 unanswered goals to stun Brazil. #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/hAyINjYGOu
Here is how the game-winning own goal went down:
VAR decides: OWN GOAL!— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 13, 2019
Australia take the lead after a lengthy video review determines Sam Kerr was not impacting this play despite being in an offside position. #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/aYREUYqdgE
[Update: 1:40PM EST]: In what has been one of the most exciting games of the tourney so far, Australia has a 3-2 edge on Brazil late in the second half.
Brazil stormed out to an early 2-0 lead behind goals from Marta (27’ — PK) and Cristiane Rozeira (38’), but the determined Aussie side has stormed back. Caitlin Foord (45+1’) and Chloe Logarzo (58’) each scored for Australia to knot the game at 2-2 before an own goal on Brazil gave Australia the 3-2 advantage.
We’re at the end of the first week of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, and the second group stage matches are underway. While we’re not in “must win” territory for any team yet, a loss in these second games can really put you in harm’s way of not making the knockout round.
Holy cow, this game got a lot more important for Australia than they thought it would be coming into it. Favorites in the group coming into the World Cup, Australia’s opening round loss to Italy really puts them behind the eight ball. Brazil picked up a big opening win against Jamaica thanks to Cristiane’s hat trick. A win here will lock them into the knockout round and potentially help them top the group.
South Africa was on the end of a 1-3 loss to Spain in their opening game, but they’ll be hoping they can figure things out against the Chinese. But, boy oh boy, China absolutely gave it to Germany in a physical 0-1 loss. China is going to be targeting this match as a “must take three points” if they’re getting into the knockout rounds so beware.
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.
Tips for commenting:
- If you’re a new member, feel free to introduce yourself. Don’t feel pressured or anything, we’re
mostlyvery friendly. Also, we’re from all parts of the world so don’t feel shy if you’re from a country that doesn’t seem represented on the blog.
- Refresh the page regularly to keep up with the discussion. One refresh every 55-60 seconds is ideal but if that’s too much then just try for one every five minutes and after every goal.
- The goal celebrations are for everyone to participate in. Even if you’re lagging behind the others, keep replying to the most recent call of the player’s name. Even if you missed the first call, just start from the second, and so on.
- While swearing is allowed within reason, please be polite to your fellow posters and avoid gratuitous obscenities.
Check out our beginners thread if you have any more questions. That’s about it. Auf geht’s!
Looking for an unending well of Bayern Munich content? Sign up for an SBNation account and join the conversation on Bavarian Football Works. Whether it’s full match coverage and analysis, breaking news or something completely different, we have it all.