Workforce USA can have a possibility to win Group F of their subsequent match in opposition to Sweden. Because of their win in opposition to Chile, the USWNT has already superior to the subsequent spherical even when they lose to Sweden on Thursday, June 20. The USA and Sweden are tied atop Group F with six factors every.
The USWNT sits in first over Sweden thanks to an enormous lead within the purpose differential tiebreaker. The U.S. squad will nonetheless need to carry out properly in opposition to Sweden since a victory or a tie would win Group F. There’s some discuss that the U.S. could need to end second to keep away from enjoying France later within the event, however supervisor Jill Ellis shutdown this notion.
“I battle to inform my crew to not deal with in coaching the day earlier than,” Ellis advised Yahoo Sports activities. “I believe at this level it’s ensuring your focus is on your self and your efficiency and you place your self in the most effective place to advance on this event. For us, it’s ensuring that we play in addition to we probably can and win the sport.”
USA & Sweden Have Already Superior to the Subsequent Spherical
Sweden and the USA have already punched their ticket to the knockout stage, however the group winner has but to be decided. Chile or Thailand may nonetheless advance with one of many third place spots relying on how the ultimate matches play out.
If the U.S. wins Group F, they might play the Group B second place crew on Monday, June 24 at 12 p.m. Japanese. The U.S. would play Germany, Spain or China if this performs out. The one situation the place USWNT may find yourself in second place is that if they lose to Sweden.
If the U.S. finishes second place, they may also play on Monday, June 24 only a bit later at three p.m. Japanese. The U.S. would play the second place winner of Group E which might both be the Netherlands or Canada.
Here’s a take a look at the Group F standings heading into every crew’s remaining match of group play.
USWNT World Cup Standings: Group F