Women's World Cup Quarterfinal USTakes On France

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The Yanks will play England on July 2, at 3 p.m. ET.

The two sides reportedly met unsuccessfully for settlement negotiations weeks after the lawsuit's filing. It means US continue their record of reaching at least the semi-finals at every World Cup so far. Until Jennifer Hermoso scored for Spain, the United States had not conceded a goal in eight consecutive competitive matches dating to the 2016 Olympics, outscoring opponents 44-0.

She's been in the eye of the media storm but the US captain Megan Rapinoe brushed off all off-field distractions as expected. The Americans could also face No. 3 England if they go through to the semifinals.

Megan Rapinoe #15 of US celebrates her goal following her penalty shot with Alex Morgan #13 and Samantha Mewis #3 of U.S. during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Round Of 16 match between Spain and United States of America at Stade Auguste Delaune on June 24 in Reims, France.

Alex Morgan of United States of America warms up prior to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France group F match between US and Thailand at Stade Auguste Delaune on June 11, 2019 in Reims, France.

France began a comeback attempt with Wendie Renard's goal in the 81st minute.

Both nations easily advanced through the group stage and on paper, the matchup itself seemed more fitting for the finals rather than the quarterfinals.

"Quadruple the amount of grit", Rapinoe said of her team's performance in the thrilling win.

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Yet England rallied well with the ball, dragging the score back from 173 for one in the 32nd over to a more modest 285 for seven. He stated that such banters are normal and it's just a part and parcel of the game.

The Americans have played the French 24 times, with France winning just three. Their manager, Corrine Diacre, had said pre-match that: "We have had quarter final defeats haunting us for a while". "I am not a person to give up", she said.

Europe was lauded-as it should be-for its success in this World Cup.

"This is a big game and the players know that", said Ellis. "They haven't played that well, I don't think, ever as a group". According to Oddschecker, USWNT is 8/13 to qualify, while France is 6/5 to make it through to the next round.

"This is a game that we've been looking forward to, I guess, our whole lives".

The team's best finish at the tournament was fourth in 2011 after losing 2-1 in the third-place match to Sweden.

Megan Rapinoe consoling a French rival after the United States' victory in Paris.

The victory over Les Bleues was Jill Ellis' 125th match as the USA coach, surpassing April Heinrichs for the career record. After returning to the field, she switched things up, going from leading the three-woman front line line to more of a deeper-lying playmaker. The Americans emphatically beat Japan 5-2 to win in Canada four years ago.