Italy destroyed Jamaica 5-0
[Updated: 1:55PM EST]: It’s over and Italy absolutely hammered Jamaica 5-0. Aurora Galli secured a brace in the 81st minute to finalize the scoring.
[Update: 1:35PM EST]: Cristiana Girelli added a third goal for a hat-trick in the 46th minute before Aurora Galli added another goal in the 71st minute. Italy is no joke.
[Update: 12:30PM EST]: Cristiana Girelli strikes again to give Italy a 2-0 lead. Can Jamaica find its bearings and get back into the game? Girelli has a brace just 25 minutes into the game.
Happy with the score so far, @AzzurreFIGC?— FIFA Women's World Cup (@FIFAWWC) June 14, 2019
Silly question, I guess ♀️#JAMITA 0-2 | #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/UAzHBbijS7
[Update: 12:18PM EST]: Cristiana Girelli scored on a penalty kick in the 12th minute to give Italy an early 1-0 lead.
Penalty drama!— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 14, 2019
Sydney Schneider makes ANOTHER penalty save but gets called back for stepping off her line. Cristiana Girelli scores on the 2nd attempt and it's 1-0, Italy. #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/mq9pndL4Ec
[Update: 11:53AM EST]: If Jamaica wants to have any chance of being in contention past today it needs a “W” over a very tough Italy squad. This one should be exciting and might help clear up a very muddled Group C...or make it even more jumbled.
Japan scores 2-1 win over Scotland
[Update: 11:00AM EST]: Japan used first half goals from former Bayern Munich player Mana Iwabuchi (23’) and Yuika Sugasawa (37’ — PK) to push past a feisty Scotland side.
Scotland make it interesting late but Japan take all 3 points and a big step towards the knockout stage. pic.twitter.com/qd9T5z12Eb— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 14, 2019
Scotland’s scored a late goal in the 88th minute as Lena Clelland found the back of the net.
WHAT A GOAL BY CLELLAND!— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 14, 2019
Scotland scores a beauty but it was too little too late. #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/Me9Dm2Vnwo
Did the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup really start one week ago? We are at the midpoint of the group stage, and every team is still in it. While that’s mostly due to the structure of the competition with several third place teams going through to the knockout rounds, many of the games so far have been close, tight affairs.
Japan struggled in their opener against Argentina, because the South American side were willing to sit back and frustrate the hell out of of Japan’s possession. They’re unlikely to face that kind of match against Scotland. Still, perhaps we’ll see Scotland play a restrained game here knowing that if they manage a draw, they’ll run into the final match against Argentina with a chance to advance to the knockout round.
Italy can probably book their spot in the knockout rounds for the first time since 1991 when they face Jamaica. A win definitely puts them in and a draw probably comes really close. However, I’m warning you now to not sleep on Jamaica. They can pull the upset here. It’s possible! Then, every team in the group would be tied on three points. FUN!
Argentina managed a stifling draw against Japan in the opener, but it should be a little harder in this match against England. The English are going to bomb down the field and attack, not try the possession game that Japan deploys. No matter what the result here, Argentina is still targeting that final group stage game against Scotland.
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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