The USA beat Spain 2-0 earlier today on two penalties coolly converted by a pink-haired Megan Rapinoe. Now Canada will square off against Sweden in another top match. Canada is slightly favored to advance, but the contest could go either way. Both finished second in their groups, Canada losing 2-1 to the Netherlands and Sweden losing 2-0 to the USA. The two met last in March, when Canada won in a penalty shootout after a 0-0 result.
The first two days of games in the Round of 16 at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup has brought “it”, but day three might be the best yet, folks. We’ve got a huge day in France with Spain taking on the USA in the early match before Sweden and Canada battle in the late one.
Despite their solid showing in the group stage, it’s really hard to see Spain upsetting the USA in this one. The Americans were one of the few teams that set out in all three group stage games to make a statement about their intent in France. It’s hard to see this being anything other than a multi-goal victory for the USA.
Sweden and Canada are in that second tier of candidates who can lift the trophy at the end of this whole thing, but only one of them will make it to the quarterfinals. Canada should find their way past Sweden here, but it won’t be easy. Sweden were knocked out in the Round of 16 in 2015, and they don’t want to suffer the same fate here in France.
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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