Team USA Kicks Off Their World Cup Debut Against Thailand

  • The USA women’s soccer team has won 3 of the last 7 World Cups, including the World Cup of 2015.
  • This is Thailand’s first appearance in the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
  • The United States women’s soccer team is ranked highest in the world.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.– The FIFA Women’s World Cup kicked off (literally) on June 7th in France. The United States will have its first game today at 3:00 pm against Thailand. Team USA is ranked number one in the world and is the favorite to win the entire Cup. They are the reigning champions coming into the game, having won in 2015.

Team Thailand

Thailand has a tremendous bout ahead of them having their first game of the World Cup against the top team in the world. Team Thailand ranks 34 overall. The number thirty-four ranked team up against the number one ranked team will make for a very difficult game for Thailand.

“I think if the dream comes true, we can make history to upset one of the best teams in the world,” Thailand coach Nuengruethai Sathongwien said during a press interview. “And it means Thailand can play with the best teams in the world.”

The opportunity to be able to play in the World Cup alone is already a victory for Thailand. This will be the team’s first appearance in the history of the tournament. The last time the USA and Thailand faced off with each other was in 2009 where the US won with a shutout of 9-0.

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Team USA

Team USA is excited to start playing, as FIFA saved the best for last. The US and Thailand are the only two teams left that haven’t debuted in the Cup yet. While they are the defending champions and their last meeting with Thailand ten years ago ended in a shutout, the US team is preparing for anything.

“The teams that do have quality in the air, obviously it becomes an advantage. I think it’s going to be a major part of this tournament, and already we’ve seen several goals from set pieces in some shape or form” US forward Miranda Nild said at a press conference on Monday. “It’s definitely a strength of ours, something we pay attention to on both sides of the ball.”

With confidence and skill on their side, knows Team USA is definitely a force to be reckoned with. USA holds -10000 odds to win vs. Thailand, while Thailand has been given +6600 odds. Either way, it will be a very exciting game to watch. The game will be aired at 3 pm on Tuesday by the FOX network.