- US women’s team takes down France in the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup.
- France was the biggest obstacle for the US team to overcome.
- The US team will now face England in the semifinals.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The USA women’s team defeated France in the Women’s World Cup on Friday.
The US women’s team won against France with a score of 2-1. Team USA had a powerful start to the game. Megan Rapinoe scored within the first five minutes of the match. France could not respond back, and that was the only goal for the first half.
In the second half, things started to pick up. Around minute 65, Rapinoe scored once again, setting the score 2-0. Not long afterwards, the US women’s team scored once again. Or so they thought. An offsides call was made, and the score remained 2-0. It seemed that the US women’s team was in complete control of the match.
But France did not back down. On minute 81, Wendie Renard scored the first goal for France. The score was now 2-1 in the last 10 minutes of the game. The US team tightened their defenses and the game ended in their victory.
It was an impressive victory for the US women’s team. This is especially so since France had possession of the ball 61 percent of the game. France also made a total of 20 shots while Team USA only made 10. The US team had possession of the ball almost half the time France did, but they pulled out with the victory.
France was arguably the US team’s biggest opponent coming into the Women’s World Cup. Sportsbooks put France right behind the US to win the Women’s World Cup. Now that France is out of the way, the US theoretically will have an easier time winning the tournament.
Next up for the US women’s team is the semifinals. They will face England in their next match next Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. ET. England won their last two matches with a 3-0 victory. The US women’s team won their last two matches with a score of 2-1. If the US women’s team hopes to defeat England, they need to tighten their defensive lineup.
The current matchup odds definitely favor Team USA. US women’s team have -130 odds of defeating England in the Women’s World Cup Semifinals. England is sitting at +370 of beating the USA. If England were to beat the US next Tuesday, then it would surely be an upset.
USAOnlineSportsbooks.com knows with France out of the way, Team USA is the favorite to win the tournament. According to BetOnline, USA has -135 odds of winning the Women’s World Cup. Next to them, England has +425 odds of winning the Women’s World Cup.