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2019 Women’s World Cup, Day 5: Game thread, lineups, how to watch

We round out the first round of group-stage play.

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Netherlands Women v Australia Women - International Friendly Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images

The first round of group play concludes on Tuesday with a few potentially exciting matches. The world will get their first look at Netherlands, who won the 2017 UEFA EURO competition. We’ll also get the chance to scout the main U.S. competition in Sweden, who take on Chile in the morning.

The last week has featured a number of exciting match-ups and upsets already, with Italy taking down Australia and Argentina earning a historic draw with Japan. Could Tuesday bring more surprises? It’s unlikely—but anything goes in the World Cup.

There are two early matches, at 6 AM and 9 AM PT, before the U.S. kicks off. We’ll have a separate thread for the USWNT match. This one is for Netherlands v. New Zealand and Sweden v. Chile.

What to Watch

  • The Netherlands front line is dynamic, with Lieke Martens serving as a creative playmaker on the left, Shanice van de Sanden blowing by defenders on the right, and Vivianne Miedema finishing everything in the middle. Wherever she goes, Miedema scores goals. She just broke the single season FA WSL record, scoring 22 goals this year for Arsenal. And at only 22 years old, she’s one goal away from becoming the all-time leading scorer for the Dutch.
  • Former USWNT coach Tom Sermanni is now at the helm for New Zealand. Don’t expect them to be pushovers.
  • Goalkeepers have already shined this tournament, but there’s another name to keep an eye on. Chile’s Christiane Endler plays for Paris Saint-Germain, one of the best teams in France, and also suited up for Chelsea and Valencia. While Chile recently lost 2-0 to Germany, the 27-year-old Endler made some impressive saves to keep the scoreline reasonably close.
  • Sweden is the toughest competition for the U.S. in Group F. Pay attention to how they organize against Chile.

How to Watch

New Zealand v. Netherlands

Group: E
Location: Stade Océane, Le Havre
Date and time: June 11, 2019, 6 AM PT
TV: FS1 (English), Universo (Spanish)
Streaming: Fox Sports Go (App/Website), Telemundo (App/Website), Fubo TV (affiliate link)

Previews: New Zealand and Netherlands

Chile v. Sweden

Group: F
Location: Roazhon Park, Rennes
Date and time: June 11, 2019, 9 AM PT
TV: FS1 (English), Universo (Spanish)
Streaming: Fox Sports Go (App/Website), Telemundo (App/Website), Fubo TV (affiliate link)

Previews: Chile and Sweden

USA v. Thailand

We have a separate gamethread for the USWNT match, which kicks off at 12 PM PT. Find out how to watch and join the discussion here.

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