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2019 Women’s World Cup, Day 8: Game thread, live stream, lineups, how to watch

Japan and Scotland is the marquee matchup today.

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England v Scotland: Group D - 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images

There are three Group C and Group D matches on Friday as the second round of the FIFA Women’s World Cup group stage unfolds. The marquee matchup is Scotland and Japan, which kicks off at 6 AM PT and will feature former Reign FC stars Kim Little and Rachel Corsie going up against current Reign FC player Rumi Utsugi.

Japan played to a surprising 0-0 draw against Argentina, while Scotland fought back from a 2-0 deficit against England but could only get one goal on their path to stealing points. Both teams will need a result to give them a strong chance of advancing.

Jamaica takes on Italy next. After the European side’s performance against Australia, this match feels like one that Italy should control, but don’t count Jamaica out quite yet. The same goes for Argentina against England. If the South American side can put in another solid defensive performance, they might just be able to steal a point against Reign FC’s Jodie Taylor and the Lionesses.

What to Watch

  • Japan has struggled to overcome physical teams. Scotland is a high pressure, nonstop physical side that got the better of England in the second half of their World Cup debut. Will Japan be able to adjust and play more direct? You’ll have to tune in to find out.
  • Barbara Bonansea has been an engine for Juventus and she’s poised for a real breakout performance with Italy on the global stage if they keep up their great form. Skilled on the ball and good in the air, you won’t want to take your eye off of her when the game kicks off.
  • Jamaica has two local college connections. Mireya Grey currently plays for UW, while Dominique Bond-Flasza started 80 games for the Huskies from 2014-2017. Bond-Flasza started the last match, while Grey is waiting for her opportunity to feature.
  • Estefania Banini got some time in the NWSL playing with the Washington Spirit, and she was a force for Argentina against Japan. Can she do the same against a more aggressive England side? Argentina will be hoping so.

How to Watch

Japan v. Scotland

Group: D
Location: Roazhon Park, Rennes
Date and time: June 14, 2019, 6 AM PT
TV: FS1 (English), Universo (Spanish)
Streaming: Fox Sports Go (App/Website), Telemundo (App/Website), Fubo TV (affiliate link)

Previews: Japan and Scotland

Jamaica v. Italy

Group: C
Location: Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims
Date and time: June 14, 2019, 9 AM PT
TV: Fox (English), Universo (Spanish)
Streaming: Fox Sports Go (App/Website), Telemundo (App/Website), Fubo TV (affiliate link)

Previews: Jamaica and Italy

England v. Argentina

Group: D
Location: Stade Océane, Le Havre
Date and time: June 14, 2019, 12 PM PT
TV: Fox (English), Telemundo (Spanish)
Streaming: Fox Sports Go (App/Website), Telemundo (App/Website), Fubo TV (affiliate link)

Previews: England and Argentina

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