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Women's World Cup Soccer

Sue22Sue22 6066 replies106 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 6,172 Senior Member
Is anyone else watching?
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  • Singersmom07Singersmom07 4094 replies80 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 4,174 Senior Member
    Wow! What dominance!
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  • sushirittosushiritto 3389 replies8 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 3,397 Senior Member
    Me! Some of my family are in France now attending the games. We're close with someone playing in the tournament and they'll be following her around France. Lucky them!
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  • CountingDownCountingDown 13305 replies110 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 13,415 Senior Member
    That was easy -- but they have a long way to go, and many teams who will be determined not to be routed.
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 76129 replies663 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 76,792 Senior Member
    Note that running up the score is encouraged by the ranking and tie break rules in the group stage. Basically, the order is (based on all games within the group) points (win = 3, draw = 1, loss = 0), goal differential, goals scored. If still tied, same criteria is applied using games only among the tied teams. Then fewer penalty points (yellow = -1, second yellow = -3, direct red = -4). Then draw lots.
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  • garlandgarland 15872 replies197 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 16,069 Senior Member
    That was amazing! I did feel bad for the Thai women, though I understood why the US kept scoring.
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  • sushirittosushiritto 3389 replies8 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 3,397 Senior Member
    They will have to get past France in the quarters to reach the semi's and finals and France is one of the top teams, if not the best team, and at home. But, when you can bring Carli Lloyd and Kristen Press off of your bench, you have a REALLY strong team.
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  • ProfessorPlum168ProfessorPlum168 3460 replies70 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 3,530 Senior Member
    The size difference was astounding
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  • sushirittosushiritto 3389 replies8 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 3,397 Senior Member
    edited June 11
    What's more embarassing? Instructing your players to "play chase the ball" or just let them continue to score. Having been on both sides, the most embarassing is when you remove a striker (position 11) or other offensive players from the field and go 10v11 or 9v11. Had that happen a couple times in youth soccer. :smiley:
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 76129 replies663 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 76,792 Senior Member
    sushiritto wrote:
    They will have to get past France in the quarters to reach the semi's and finals and France is one of the top teams, if not the best team, and at home.

    https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2019-womens-world-cup-predictions/?ex_cid=rrpromo has an estimated strength ranking that may be of interest.
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  • suzy100suzy100 5678 replies58 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 5,736 Senior Member
    i Wanted to watch but couldn’t find a way to live stream. Anybody want to help out a noob?
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  • sushirittosushiritto 3389 replies8 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 3,397 Senior Member
    @suzy100 FoxSports.com
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 76129 replies663 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 76,792 Senior Member
    sushiritto wrote:
    What's more embarassing? Instructing your players to "play chase the ball" or just let them continue to score.

    In other sports where point differential is a very low tie breaker if at all, teams in blowout games often pull their top players to avoid injury and fatigue and give their substitutes playing time during "garbage time". However, soccer's limit of three substitutions and disallowing putting a substituted-out player back in makes this a less usable strategy, even in a match where goal differential does not matter.
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  • sushirittosushiritto 3389 replies8 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 3,397 Senior Member
    @ucbalumnus That's conventional wisdom as well. I'm not sure how a head-to-head matchup figures into 538's statistical analysis, but France beat USA 3-1 in January. And 538 has France as #2.
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  • suzy100suzy100 5678 replies58 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 5,736 Senior Member
    Thank you @sushiritto!
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  • CountingDownCountingDown 13305 replies110 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 13,415 Senior Member
    edited June 11
    World Cup coverage options world wide: https://resources.fifa.com/image/upload/fifa-women-s-world-cup-france-2019-media-rights-licensees.pdf?cloudid=elibo623n48kcedu93qj

    Our expat young adults may find this of interest...
    edited June 11
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