2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Live Stream, Start time, date and Schedules
After almost two long stretches of develop, 13 preparing camps and 27 worldwide matches, the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup has at last landed for the U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team. As the world’s best at this age level assemble in France for the climax of the U-20 cycle, here are five things to think about the competition.
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Challenged like clockwork, the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup crowns the title holders for ladies’ soccer at the Under-20 age level. Sixteen groups from around the world have qualified through mainland rivalries to acquire their spots in France.
The USA qualified from the Concacaf locale close by Haiti and Mexico. China PR, Japan and Korea DPR speak to Asia, Ghana and Nigeria convey the pennant for Africa, England, France, Germany, Netherlands and Spain originate from Europe, New Zealand earned its compartment from Oceania while at the same time Brazil and Paraguay punched their tickets from South America. The 16 countries were drawn into four gatherings of four groups.
The main two FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup finishers in each gathering will progress to the quarterfinals. From that point, it’s a win-or-go-home section to the competition last.
The opposition will be challenged in four little settings over the Brittany area in northwestern France. Next summer’s 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup will be played in nine urban communities over the entire of France, including Rennes, Brittany’s capital. FIFA orders that the host of the quadrennial Women’s World Cup likewise arrange the U-20 occasion the prior year, to some extent to fill in as a dry keep running for the senior occasion.
ABOUT THE U.S. U-20
Head mentor Jitka Klimkova has FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup chosen a radiantly capable 21-player list that landed in Brittany on July 23 for the World Cup. Fifteen of the players spoke to the USA at January’s Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship to enable the group to meet all requirements for the World Cup. Three players come back from the 2016 U-20 WWC in Papua New Guinea – Savannah DeMelo, Emily Fox and Ashley Sanchez—while at the same time ten contended at the 2016 U-17 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Jordan, giving most of the program World Cup encounter heading into the competition.
2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Roster by Position (College or Club; Hometown; U-20 Caps/Goals)
GOALKEEPERS (3): Hillary Beall (Michigan; Laguna Beach, Calif.; 0/0), Laurel Ivory (Virginia; Surfside, Fla.; 12/0), Amanda McGlynn (Virginia Tech; Jacksonville, Fla.; 10/0)
Protectors (7): Emily Fox (UNC; Ashburn, Va., 32/3), Naomi Girma (California Thorns FC; San Jose, Calif.; 17/0), Samantha Hiatt (Stanford; Newcastle, Wash.; 11/1), Tara McKeown (USC; Newbury Park, Calif.; 22/0), Zoe Morse (Virginia; East Lansing, Mich.; 19/0), Kiara Pickett (Stanford; Santa Barbara, Calif.; 16/0), Isabel Rodriguez (Ohio State; Canton, Mich.; 19/0)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Savannah DeMelo (USC; Bellflower, Calif.; 36/5), Jaelin Howell (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.; 26/2), Brianna Pinto (NTH Tophat; Durham, N.C.; 22/3), Taryn Torres (Virginia; Frisco, Texas; 12/2), Viviana Villacorta (UCLA; Lawndale, Calif.; 23/1)
Advances (6): Erin Gilroy (Tennessee; Bellmore, N.Y.; 4/2), Penelope Hocking (So Cal Blues; Anaheim, Calif.; 9/3), Abigail Kim (California; Vashon, Wash.; 24/6), Ashley Sanchez (UCLA; Monrovia, Calif.; 33/11), Alexa Spaanstra (Virginia; Brighton, Mich.; 3/0), Sophia Smith (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.; 25/21)
Seventeen players simply wrapped up their first year recruit and sophomore long stretches of school, while at the same time four originate from youth clubs and will be green beans in the fall. Ten schools are spoken to on the program, with four originating from enduring NCAA control Virginia. The group of four of youth players all burned through 2017-18 playing in the debut period of the U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy.
THE STORY SO FAR
The U.S. completed second at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship in Trinidad and Tobago yet had effectively fit the bill for the World Cup by winning an exciting extra shot shootout over Haiti in the elimination round. After Haiti scored a late objective in second-half stoppage time, the amusement went straight to extra shots. Goalkeeper Amanda McGlynn, making only her fourth begin for the U-20s, made two stellar saves money on Haiti’s initial two endeavors. The Haitians missed their third endeavor, setting up protector Zoe Morse to complete a diversion winning and Word Cup-securing PK.
The U-20s have been occupied since the World Cup qualifying competition, playing various global matches. While at the same time the group’s exercises were constrained in the fall of 2017 as most players in the pool contended amid the school season, the USA has accumulated each month in 2018 and its exhibitions have kept on progressing.
The U-20s set up together an undefeated keep running at March’s La Manga competition in Spain, vanquishing a blend of U-23 and U-20 national groups. In June, the USA brought home the competition title at the esteemed Tournoi Maurice Revello Sud Ladies Cup in France. The World Cup denotes the group’s third excursion to France this year, after the Sud Ladies Cup and a March match of friendlies played against Les Bleus at World Cup scenes.
That March outing to France commenced a record-breaking objective scoring streak for forward Sophia Smith. She packed away a prop in the U-20s’ March 6 against France, and has scored in eight straight recreations since. The nine-amusement run remains as a Youth National Team record, tying Michelle Akers’ senior WNT streak accomplished in 1991.
RED, WHITE AND BLUE LEGACY
The USA dons a pleased history at the U-20 Women’s World Cup. The current year’s opposition denotes the ninth WWC at this level and the U.S. has won the competition three times.
At the debut competition in 2002, at that point a U-19 big showdown, the USA brought down host Canada before in excess of 47,000 fans to guarantee the first-since forever title. In 2008, future senior WNT stars Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux helped lead the USA to its second title in Thailand. After four years in 2012, the U.S. brought down three gathering champs in the knockout rounds to win its third World Cup at this age level.
Germany has additionally won the competition three times, while at the same time Korea DPR has brought home the trophy twice. In 44 matches at the opposition, the USA has lost only five recreations in control, including three to Germany. In deplorable mold, the U.S. has been thumped out of the competition in punishments three times.
The occasion has filled in as a take off platform for future WNT stars at the senior level. Most as of late, Mallory Pugh captained the 2016 group in Papua New Guinea. Morgan Brian, Crystal Dunn, Julie Ertz and Samantha Mewis helped the U-20s lift the trophy in 2012, while at the same time Alyssa Naeher backstopped Leroux and Morgan’s 2008 group to the title. Tobin Heath, Kelley O’Hara and Amy Rodriguez showed up at the 2006 competition in Russia, while at the same time Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn and Rodriguez additionally spoke to the U-20s of every 2004 in Thailand.
The most effective method to FOLLOW
The USA will open play on Monday, Aug. 6 against Asian champion Japan, take on first-time World Cup member Paraguay on Friday, Aug. 9 and wrap up the gathering stage on Monday, Aug. 13 against European champion Spain. Each of the three matches will be communicated in the U.S. on FS2 and are accessible online on FOX Sports GO.