Women’s World Cup Update: USA’s Road to Round of 16 and Viewing Information

by Gabriel Martinez
Women's World Cup

The Women’s World Cup kicked off with an impressive start for the United States as they secured a 3-0 victory against Vietnam and a 1-1 draw with Netherlands, setting the stage for a highly anticipated rematch of the 2019 final. However, their journey became more challenging, narrowly advancing to the knockout stage as the second-ranked team in their group after a shaky 0-0 draw with Portugal. Now, they face the formidable No. 3-ranked Sweden in the round of 16, making a third consecutive title win a formidable task for the top-ranked team in the world.

This year’s tournament, co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, features an expanded field of 32 teams, up from 24, resulting in 64 matches during the event. The increased competition presents a tough challenge for the two-time defending champions, the USA, who previously claimed victory in the 2015 event in Canada and the 2019 tournament in France, boasting a total of four titles, the most of any nation.

Recent results in the tournament have seen Japan securing a spot in the quarterfinals for the fourth time after a 3-1 victory over Norway, while Spain made history with a 5-1 rout of Switzerland to advance to the quarterfinals for the first time.

Upcoming fixtures include two matches on Sunday in Australia, with Netherlands facing South Africa and Sweden taking on the defending champions, USA. Additionally, on Monday, England will compete against Nigeria, and Australia will face Denmark.

For those looking to catch the action, Fox holds the English-language media rights in the United States, while Telemundo covers the Spanish-language rights. A record 29 matches will be broadcast over the air on Fox’s main network, with the rest available on FS1, and all matches can be streamed on the Fox app. Furthermore, FIFA has reached a collective deal with the European Broadcasting Union to ensure the games will air in major European television markets like France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and Britain.

In other news, South Africa, the underdogs, have already impressed by advancing to the knockout stages, and they now aim to surprise Netherlands, one of the favorites. FIFA is also investigating a complaint related to the Zambia team during the Women’s World Cup, following an allegation of misconduct involving their coach.

As the tournament progresses, the U.S. women’s soccer team continues to enjoy a dedicated fan base, with an impressive average combined audience of 5,256,000 viewers for their group stage matches.

For those interested in placing bets, the USA is favored at -162 in their round-of-16 match against Sweden, who is listed at +132. In the other game on Sunday, Netherlands is heavily favored at -2200 against South Africa at +980.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Women’s World Cup

1. What is the Women’s World Cup?

The Women’s World Cup is an international soccer tournament held every four years. It features 32 teams from around the world competing for the championship.

2. How did the United States perform in the tournament?

The United States started with a 3-0 win over Vietnam and a 1-1 draw against Netherlands but faced difficulties with a shaky 0-0 draw against Portugal. They advanced to the round of 16, facing Sweden.

3. Which countries are co-hosting the tournament?

The Women’s World Cup is co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, with matches taking place in both countries.

4. How can I watch the matches?

In the United States, Fox holds the English-language media rights, and Telemundo holds the Spanish-language rights. Matches will be broadcast on Fox’s main network and FS1, and all matches can be streamed on the Fox app.

5. How many teams are participating this year?

The tournament has an expanded field of 32 teams, up from 24 in previous editions.

6. How many matches are there in the tournament?

There are a total of 64 matches in the Women’s World Cup.

7. Which teams have performed well so far?

Japan reached the quarterfinals for the fourth time with a 3-1 win over Norway, while Spain advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time with a 5-1 victory over Switzerland.

8. What are the upcoming matches?

On Sunday, there will be two matches: Netherlands vs. South Africa and Sweden vs. the USA. On Monday, England will play against Nigeria, and Australia will face Denmark.

9. How is the USA team perceived in the tournament?

The USA team is the top-ranked team in the world, but winning a third straight title won’t be easy with tough opponents like Sweden in the knockout stage.

10. Are there any notable controversies in the tournament?

FIFA is investigating a complaint related to the Zambia team, following allegations of misconduct involving their coach during a training session.

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NewsBuff007 August 6, 2023 - 8:24 pm

FIFA investigating zambia complaint, that’s bad news. hope it doesn’t impact the tourney. gotta keep an eye on the news!

SoccerObsessed August 6, 2023 - 11:15 pm

can’t wait for Netherlands vs SA & Sweden vs USA! england and australia matches too! world cup is epic!

FootieLover88 August 7, 2023 - 1:53 am

us team is fav to win, but Sweden’s tuff! lots of games to watch, but no link for Japan vs Norwaaaa. Where can i find it?

TelemundoFan August 7, 2023 - 7:24 am

Telemundo rocks for Spanish broadcast, vamos! But i need a link for Spain vs Switzerlnd match, why no link?

SoccerFan90 August 7, 2023 - 10:07 am

women’s world cup sounds exciting! usa had a rough start, but they got to the round of 16, yaaay! gonna watch all the matches on fox app, can’t wait!


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