The United States' quarterfinal win in the Women's World Cup was the most-watched English-language soccer telecast since the men's World Cup final.
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Instead of celebrating a semifinal berth, confident France's Women's World Cup run ended in despair with a 2-1 loss to the U.S. in the quarters.
Since the World Cup draw was set, people circled this quarterfinal matchup. Whatever the round, Friday's USWNT-France clash was the event showpiece.
The United States women are on to the semifinals of the World Cup after Megan Rapinoe scored twice in a 2-1 quarterfinal win over France in Paris.
Behind two goals from Megan Rapinoe, the U.S. beat France in front of more than 45,000 fans in Paris to reach the Women's World Cup semifinals.
The United States match against France could feature water breaks as temperatures in Paris are expected to reach 95 degrees Friday.
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Beyond emerging as rivals at the Women's World Cup, the U.S. and France have found professional advancement from each other.
Ticket prices for the United States' match against France at the Women's World Cup have soared to more than $11,000 on the secondary market.
Amandine Henry scored in extra time as France beat Brazil 2-1 at the Women's World Cup in Le Havre to send Les Bleues into the quearterfinals.
France were hardly at their best but found a way to score in extra time and remain unbeaten against Brazil.
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France had already booked their spot in the knockout stages, but Les Bleus looked far from their best against a Nigerian team looking to advance.
France preserved their perfect record to top Group A at the women's World Cup with a 1-0 win against 10-woman Nigeria.
Eugenie Le Sommer scored the game-winning penalty kick, awarded after a VAR review, to help France forget a bizarre own goal and beat Norway 2-1.
France took a big step towards the last 16 of the Women's World Cup after Eugenie Le Sommer's penalty earned them a 2-1 victory over Norway.
History was made Friday when the video assistant referee was used for the first time in women's football at the Women's World Cup.
France beat South Korea 4-0 to win the opening match of the 2019 Women's World Cup on Friday.
France's players will each earn a €40,000 bonus if they win the Women's World Cup on July 7 on home soil.