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2023 Women’s World Cup: July 21 daily game thread — USWNT vs. Vietnam TONIGHT; Spain vs. Costa Rica

Let’s footballin’ goooooooooooo.

Alex Morgan Statue Placed In New York City As World Cup Gets Underway Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

Time for the USA to spin into action! The defending Women’s World Cup champions will launch their three-peat campaign tonight. It’s a roster that has turned over to the next generation in lots of places, but some of the old guard — like Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe — are still here and leading the way.

Meanwhile, Spain — one of the USWNT’s vanquished foes in the knockouts of the 2019 edition of the World Cup — kick off the day in the early game. Among those who could suit up: Alexia Putellas, the marvelous FC Barcelona baller who has taken home the last two editions of the Ballon d’Or award for best player. At last summer’s European Championships, Putellas was unavailable due to an ACL tear suffered just before the tournament began.

Vietnam, meanwhile, recently put up a brave performance against Germany in a pre-tournament friendly, losing 2-1 but scoring a last-minute goal in stoppage time to deprive the Germans of a clean sheet. Can they do one better and pull the upset on the USA?

Today’s lineup

  • Group C: Spain vs. Costa Rica | 3:30AM EST
  • Group E: United States vs. Vietnam | 9:00PM EST

TV/Streaming: Fox/FS1 (US); NBC Universo/Peacock (US - Spanish); BBC/ITV (UK); Find Your Country

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