OPEN THREAD: FIFA Women’s World Cup Final — U.S. vs. Netherlands
[NB: Check the byline, thanks! /~Rayne]
FIFA Women’s World Cup Final will be played today, Sunday at 11:00 a.m. ET/5:00 p.m. CET at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Lyon, France.
U.S. meets the Netherlands which won playoff match 50 against Sweden this past Wednesday in extra time, 1-0.
Megan Rapinoe is expected to start; she was unable to play in match 49 against England due to a minor hamstring injury.
This is Netherlands’ second World Cup competition; the final pits them against three-time World Cup champions.
I’ll add links here to scoring and any alternative live feeds I can find as soon as FIFA updates information on the match so that sports news outlets can access it. The match will be streamed on Fox Sports and Telemundo.
CBS Sports shared a link to FuboTV which will stream the final live. You can watch it on FuboTV if you sign up for a free trial. Kind of funny that CBS is promoting a streaming partner since it doesn’t have the license for FIFA WWC itself.
There are two men’s finals scheduled for exactly the same time slot, by the way, one attributed to a “clerical error.” This is total bullshit, yet another typical patriarchal erasure of women.
In anticipation of the match you might check out these articles:
— Opinion: Messages matter, and teams in World Cup final send good one with female coaches by Nancy Armour, USAToday
— So the President F*cking Hates My Girlfriend by Sue Bird
— I helped spark the Rapinoe-Trump war. Trust me, put your money on the soccer star by David Hirshey, LAT
— Opinion: USWNT’s Megan Rapinoe is living her patriotism at World Cup. What’s your excuse? by Nancy Armour, USAToday
UPDATE — 11:34 a.m. —
The Guardian has a live coverage page for the match.
Here’s the Twitter Moments page for the match.