World Cup 2019: Team USA are in the Final

Womens World Cup 2019
Team USA are in the final of World Cup 2019

The United States qualified for its fifth World Cup final by beating England 2-1 on Tuesday 2nd July, 2019 in Lyon, in a spectacular match.

In women’s football, there are the Americans and others: the United States qualified for their fifth World Cup final by nauseating England 2-1 Tuesday in Lyon in a spectacular match spiced by the VAR.

American star Alex Morgan scored the winning goal, to celebrate her thirtieth birthday and his return to his former club in Lyon.

The reigning world champions will face the Netherlands or Sweden on Sunday, July 7th at 5pm , who are playing their semifinal on Wednesday night (9pm).

They did not even need their other star Megan Rapinoe to win against the English. Injured hamstring, the iconic attacker remained on the bench.

“It’s a small injury. It happened against France. I hope to be back in the final, “she said before greeting the performance of her team jokingly:

“Maybe they do not need me for the finale! I may go directly to the United States!”

The American ogre advances as a favorite of the tournament. Team USA lost only once in the final, in 2011 against Japan, against three world titles in 1991, 1999 and 2015.

Her future opponent should be wary of the first quarter of the final.


Because it is a classic in this World Cup: the Americans have once again kicked the floor against the English. All their rivals know by heart this scenario become usual, but nothing to do, impossible to resist the fury of the “Team USA”.

The opening of the score fell in the 10th minute like a chopper, a point blank from Christen Press, on a good center of Kelley O Hara.

The English women did not get discouraged when they made a quick tie with Ellen White (19th), who scored a nice recovery from a Beth Mead center.

This is the sixth achievement of White, co-top scorer of the tournament with Alex Morgan.

The American Alex Morgan scorer during the qualification in the final of the World Cup in Lyon on July 2, 2019.
The American Alex Morgan scorer during the qualification in the final of the World Cup in Lyon on July 2, 2019. (© AFP / FRANCK FIFE)

On her 30th birthday, Morgan was brilliant. The former Lyon was distinguished by pushing his vis-à-vis to the fault, including Millie Bright sanctioned with a first yellow card (39th), then a second synonym of exclusion following a nasty sole at the end of the match.

The star of the social networks especially marked his precious goal of the head, with a small celebration of goal in English, pretending to drink a cup of tea (31).

It ends four games of scarcity, since she had not scored since her quintuplé against Thailand for her debut in this competition.

The VAR invites itself

Like any match of the World Cup 2019 self-respecting, the use of video assistance to arbitration, the VAR, also came to spice up the evening.

After requesting the video, the referee denied Ellen White a goal for offside in the 67th minute. Then she consulted in the 80th minute to give a penalty a little harsh after Becky Sauerbrunn foul the same White, fallen into the box.

Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, in a good evening, stopped Captain Steph Houghton’s attempt after a moment’s silence in the stadium.

Overall, the game was breathtaking and rhythmic, to make the 53,512 fans in Lyon scream for joy.

Especially when the goalkeeper Naeher, though considered the weak point of the American selection, was illustrated by repelling a long shot and all-powerful Keira Walsh (33).

Or when the United States, still in the first half, almost conceded a goal against their side Becky Sauerbrunn, right next to the frame …

This semi-final, which some presented as a final before the hour, will have met expectations. American women too.

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