USA is going to be attending to each with success defend their World Cup title and deliver a fourth world title after they face the Netherlands in Lyon on Sunday.
The Dutch had to wade through extra-time against Sweden, eventually progressing 1-0 following a goal from new Manchester United recruit Jackie Groenen.
Midfielder Danielle Van de Donk believes Holland will rise to the challenge because the European champions look to upset the shape book.
She said: “They’re essentially already congratulating the US on finishing in second place. I love it, allow them to say what they require to mention.”
The USA will become solely the second nation in history to defend the Women’s tournament in Sunday’s final against Holland.
The Dutch stand between the holders and history in Lyon, with the USA trying to deliver a record fourth World Cup title four years on from their third triumph in Canada.
The last facet to retain the Women’s World Cup was Germany in 2009,
and type suggests they’re going to just do that when extending their undefeated run within the competition to sixteen games –
eleven of that they need won – with ending over England within the semi-finals.
However, USA head coach Jill Ellis is beneath no illusions of the threat posed by Holland, who won the ecu Championships on home soil in 2017.
Here’s what you need to know…
USA vs Netherlands team news and predicted line-ups
US coach Jill Ellis faces a variety headache up front.
Megan Rapinoe, who is competitory with team-mate Alex Morgan and England’s White for the Golden Boot,
is predicted to be work when missing the semi-final with a decent hamstring
however her replacement call Press created a case for inclusion with the gap goal against England,
continued the team’s record of evaluation within the 1st twelve minutes of each game to date.
USA: The us has however to path this tournament however has conceded in 3 straight games,
handling adversity masterfully in every match when not permitting a goal within the cluster stage.
Jill Ellis’ squad has wins over Asian country (13-0), Chile (3-0), Sweden (2-0), Spain (2-1) and France (2-1) and England (2-1).
The U.S. has won twelve consecutive matches and extended its undefeated streak to fourteen this year all told competitions.
Ellis continues to be undefeated as an instructor at the planet Cup.
Netherlands: just like the U.S., the Dutch haven’t lost.
They’ve run through the knockout stage and are beaming confidently,
securing wins over Japan and Sweden within the method. They haven’t conceded a goal in 227 minutes.
Here’s however the Dutch got here: New Seeland (1-0), Cameroon (3-1), Canada (2-1), Japan (2-1), Italy (2-0), Sweden (1-0).
USA XI: Naeher, O’Hara, Dahlkemper, Sauerbrunn, Dunn, Lavelle, Ertz, Horan, Heath, Rapinoe, Morgan
Netherlands XI: Veenendaal, van Lunteren, van der Gragt, Bloodworth, van Dongen, Groenen, van de Deonk, Spitse, Beerensteyn, Miedema, Martens
Prediction: USA 2-0 Netherlands
They may be European champions, however only a few expected the Dutch to achieve this stage.
Their progress since 2015, after they 1st qualified for a World Cup, has been exceptional and that they are going to be major underdogs in Sunday’s final.
the actual fact their semi visited overtime might also count against Netherlands.
Holders USA are attending to become the primary facet from outside Europe to win sequent World Cup titles.
USA vs Netherlands TV channel and live stream information
BBC Sport has live coverage of every match on television, via the red button and through the BBC Sport website.
The final will be broadcast live on BBC One with coverage beginning at 3:30pm, and streamed online via the BBC iPlayer.
NewGersy Sport will have full coverage of the match via our LIVE blog.
USA vs Netherlands
Fifa Women’s World Cup Final 2019
Venue: Stade de Lyon, France
Date: Sunday, July 7, 2019
Kick-off time: 4pm BST