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United States beats France 2-1 to advance to semifinals of Women’s World Cup.

The hosts have been eliminated from the World Cup following an intense encounter with the defending champions.

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France v USA: Quarter Final - 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

France 1-2 USA - Final

The United States held on for the final few minutes of the game, including five minutes of stoppage time, to knock the hosts out of the World Cup. They’ll face England in the semifinals.

Tomorrow, we have Italy taking on the Netherlands and Germany against Sweden.

France 1-2 USA - 81st minute

Wendi Renard finally gets the French on the board with this header on a set piece late in the game. Can France find another goal?

France 0-2 USA - 65th minute

Rapinoe has doubled the American’s lead in this one with her second goal of the game. Tobin Heath broke free down the right flank and hit a slow, rolling cross through the penalty area. Rapinoe was there and slotted it past Bouhaddi for the goal.

France had been dominating the majority of the second half, and it definitely felt like a goal was coming. I just wouldn’t have picked it to be the USA’s goal.

France 0-1 USA - Halftime

The Americans are still on top thanks to that early goal from Megan Rapinoe. The Americans are sitting back and allowing France to have all of the possession, but despite all of France’s dominance on the ball, they really didn’t offer much. Second half is about to get underway.

France 0-1 USA - 5th minute

Megan Rapinoe has put the United States up 1-0 in the fifth minute on a sneaky little free kick. The Americans sent everyone past the view of Sarah Bouhaddi, and the ball snuck past everyone and into the back of the net.

Today’s match promises to be an epic clash of red, white, and blue. Two of the top-rated favorites, France and the USA, meet today in the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup. Both teams are favorites to win the competition, but only one of them can advance to the semifinals.

Megan Rapinoe, who has worn the captain’s armband for the team, is thrilled: “I hope it’s just a total shitshow circus,” she said.

Rapinoe scored twice in the USA’s previous match against Spain, but both coals came on penalties. The USA’s offense struggled to break down the opposition. They will need to perform better against France.

Set-pieces could also be key: Samantha Mewis is the USA’s tallest field player ever at 6’ — but her counterpart for France, Wendie Renard, is the tallest player at the tournament: 6’2”. Both players will be prowling for a goal.

Both teams are offensive powerhouses. France has scored 9 goals in 4 matches — even with Italy, Germany, and Australia — but the USA’s 20 goals for speak for themselves. France has conceded two goals, and the USA just one. On to the shitshow circus!

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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