Three days into the Women's World Cup, and there has been plenty of action. Day 4 proves to be exciting as well, with four matches between Group E and Group F teams.
The first match should be an exciting one. At 10:00 a.m. PT, top-ranked teams France (#3 FIFA Ranking) and England (#6) face off on FOX. Two matches, between Spain and Costa Rica and Colombia and Mexico, kick off at 1:00 p.m. PT. The final match starts at 4:00 p.m. and features Brazil and Korea Republic.
Here are some details on how to watch and who to watch.
Players to Watch
France v. England: France has loads of talent, and that includes playmaker Louisa Nécib, who is one of my favorite players to watch. She is an incredibly technical player who sees passes and lanes that many cannot, and her style of play has been compared to Zinedine Zidane. England forward Eniola Aluko had 13 goals in England's qualifying matches. She knows how to find the back of the net (she's done that 32 times for England), but the 28-year-old struggled to do so last World Cup.
Spain v. Costa Rica: This is Spain's World Cup debut, and they are looking to make a splash. To do that, they'll turn to dynamic midfielder Veronica (Vero) Boquete. Boquete, who just helped Frankfurt win the UEFA Women's Champions League, is skilled and fast on the ball. Costa Rica's Shirley Cruz currently plays with French club PSG, and previously played at Lyon -- both top teams in Europe. The veteran midfielder has scored 21 goals in 60 caps with Costa Rica.
Colombia v. Mexico: If Colombia wants to break out like their men's side, they'll need a strong performance from Yoreli Rincon. While people starting calling her "the next Marta" in her teens, the 21-year-old midfielder was quiet the last few years. But she was named best player in the 2014 Women's Copa America tournament. Colombia needs this version of Rincon to show up. Mexico will look to midfielder Charlyn Corral, who made her national team debut 10 years ago as a 13-year-old. Corral played college soccer at the University of Lousiville, getting 8 goals and 7 assists her senior year.
Brazil v. Korea Republic: Brazil's Marta is fast, flashy, and a menace for opposing defenders (she earned a hattrick against the U.S. last December). The only problem is she might not have enough of a supporting cast to get Brazil far. South Korea will be hoping that forward Ji So-Yun can carry the team. So-Yun is a 24-year-old goal-scorer who last year was named top player in England's Women's Super League.
How to Watch
Match #1: France (#3 FIFA Ranking) v. England (#6)
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 9, 10 a.m. PT
Online: FOX Sports Go or FOX Soccer 2 Go (paid service, no TV subscription required). NBC Deportes En Vivo also offers a Spanish-language streaming service.
Match #2: Spain (#14) v. Costa Rica (#37)
Match #3: Colombia (#28) v. Mexico (#25)
Match #4: Brazil (#7) v. Korea Republic (#18)
This is your Day 4 Women's World Cup Gamethread. Watch and discuss with us.