England vs USA, Tuesday’s match for the Semi-finals of the Women’s World Cup at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais, in Décines-Charpieu, Lyon.
England Women’s team
England defeated Norway 3-0 in the last match that secured their place in the Women’s World Cup semi-final. Phil Neville’s team have won all five games already played in this World Cup and have scored goals in all games. Just as they did against Cameroon, England had a good showing against Norway, and with a lot of class they scored twice for an excellent cut.
You can say that England showed and has the quality to face any team, as it has a very consistent team, particularly in the last third of the field. England is a rising team in this World Cup, but it still seems that sometimes they feel some difficulties in defense, despite having conceded only one goal so far. England coach Phil Neville should not change in the team after the good showing in the last match.
USA Women’s team
The United States is a very strong team. Since July 2017 they have only lost a game, and to go through this phase of the competition they had to face France, which is in a real revolution, playing fantastic football. American coach Jill Ellis has done a remarkable job in the USA, winning the last eleven games in all competitions.
Although the Americans are a good team they had to fight a lot against France and against the Spanish, the results have been better than the exhibitions. The USA has a five-game advantage against England against each other, and only with a draw. The US must keep the same team, although some changes may still be possible.
The quality of the USA is evident and cannot be forgotten, but the good form of England seems to indicate that they have enough quality to make something of this game. Despite everything I believe that the Americans will win this game.