The scenario is straightforward for the US women’s national soccer team: If they win or draw against Australia in the last match of Group G, they will secure second place in the group, an automatic place in the quarterfinals and a possible showdown against Holland. Australia needs a victory to achieve the same.
If there is a loser in the game, that team will finish third and will have to await the conclusion of the other groups later in the day to see if it has one of the two best third place records. If not, that team is eliminated. If one from Australia or the USA qualifies as the third-place team, that team would face Canada or Great Britain in the quarterfinals.
The USWNT is coming off a 6-1 beating over New Zealand, which followed the impact of a 3-0 loss to Sweden. Meanwhile, Australia secured all three points with their 2-1 win against New Zealand before also losing to Sweden, a 4-2 thriller in which star forward Sam Kerr scored two goals and failed to convert a penalty kick that would have annotated momentarily. it’s a 3-3 game.
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Sporting News will follow the game live and provide real-time updates, commentary and highlights from the USWNT vs. USWNT Group G final. Australia.
USWNT vs. Australia Live
(All the eastern time)
3:50 am: There will be some atmosphere in this game. We will see who the children support:
11:40 pm: You probably had to do this a few days ago. Don’t think the boss will appreciate the late notice:
Likely USWNT vs. Australia Lineups
The head coach of the United States women’s national team, Vlatko Andonovski, promised there would be more changes to the roster to give his players sufficient rest before the single-elimination knockout rounds. Central defender Abby Dahlkemper, who has played the full 90 in both games so far, is out and backup forward Lynn Williams is on the 18-man roster.
As for Australia, the Matildas can’t relax too much in this game. A big loss could cost them a place in the quarterfinals if other results don’t go their way. The starting eleven has only two changes with wide midfielder Hayley Raso and central defender Alvi Luik on the bench.
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Starters (4-3-3, from left to right): 1-Alyssa Naeher – 2-Crystal Dunn, 12-Tender Davidson, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 5-Kelley O’Hara – 3-Samantha Mewis, 8-Julie Ertz, 16-Rose Lavelle – 15-Megan Rapinoe, 13-Alex Morgan, 11-Christen Press
Substitutes: 18-Adrianna Franch-GK, 20-Casey Krueger, 6-Kristie Mewis, 9-Lindsey Horan, 10-Carli Lloyd, 7-Tobin Heath, 21-Lynn Williams
Sitting outside: 22-Jane Campbell-GK, 14-Emily Sonnett, 17-Abby Dahlkemper, 19-Catarina Macario
Starters (3-4-3, from left to right): 18-Teagan Micah-GK – 14-Alanna Kennedy, 4-Clare Polkinghorne, 12-Ellie Carpenter – 7-Steph Catley, 13-Tameka Yallop, 10-Emily van Egmond, 6-Chloe Logarzo – 9-Caitlin Foord, 2- Sam Kerr, 17-Kyah Simon
Substitutes: 1-Lydia Williams, 5-Aivi Luik, 3-Kyra Cooney-Cross, 19-Courtney Nevin, 21-Laura Brock, 15-Emily Gielnik, 11-Mary Fowler
Sitting outside: 22-Mackenzie Arnold-GK, 16-Hayley Raso, 20-Charlotte Grant, 8-Elise Kellond-Knight
How to watch Olympic football USWNT vs. Australia
- Date: Tuesday July 27
- Weather: 4 am ET
- TV channels: US Network
- Spanish television: Telemundo
- Repetitions: USA Network (10 am, 6 pm ET), NBCSN (11:45 pm ET)
- Transmission: fuboTV, NBCOlympics.com, TelemundoDeportes.com, the NBC Sports app and the Telemundo Deportes app (with user authentication)
USA vs. Australia will air live on USA Network and Telemundo at 4 am ET. Those channels can be broadcast on fuboTV (7-day free trial).
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All soccer games are also streamed in the US on NBCOlympics.com, TelemundoDeportes.com, the NBC Sports app, and the Telemundo Deportes app, all with user authentication.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.