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It’s 2019, and that means it’s a World Cup year for the United States women’s national team. With the tournament this summer in France, the U.S. is in Europe this weekend to take on the host nation. The USWNT faces France in Le Havre. Here’s how you can watch the match and what to know:
Friendly: USWNT vs. France
Date: Saturday, Jan. 19
Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
Location: Stade Oceane in Le Havre
TV channel: FS1 and Univision Deportes
Streaming: fuboTV (Try for free)
USA: The U.S. is taking in the experience while in France. Getting to visit the World Cup host nation months in advance is a plus to get used to some of the customs of the country, but the players got to do something even cooler. The ladies visited the beaches of Normandy, site of the D-Day Allied invasion. There, the players also met with war veterans. Take a look:
On the soccer front, it’s a friendly, but an important one. France is one of the favorites to win the tournament this summer, so this will be good preparation for the reigning champs.
France: Les Bleus are No. 3 in the world rankings, with the United States No. 1. It’s a fantastic test for the host country to measure itself against the winners of the last World Cup.
USA vs. France prediction
Both teams score in the second half, and the U.S. nearly wins it late, but both settle for a draw.
This Douglas C-47 Skytrain took part in the 1944 D-Day allied invasion, dropping paratroopers over Normandy, France.
Paratroopers from the U.S. Army Cvil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) stand in formation in St. Mere Eglise on the 66th Anniversary of D-Day Allied Invasion on June 6, 2010. USACAPOC(A) commemorated the event all week with remembrance ceremonies, tours of key battlegrounds, and airborne operations over the very drop zones American Soldiers landed on 66 years ago.
Photo by Sgt. Felix R. Fimbres/USACAPOC PAO
Master Sgt. David Brunson, U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command task force, uses a British swing land trainer which simulates being under a low level canopy which British paratroopers use during their airborne operations. Brunson is one over 90 USACAPOC paratroopers from units acoss the U.S. who are participating in Operation Air Drop Normandy. The operation commemorated the 66th anniversay of D-Day Allied Invasion by visiting key sites, participating in memorial ceremonies, and conducting airborne operations, June 5, on the same drop zones their brethern paratroopers jumped on 66 years ago.
NORMANDY, France ~~ La Cambe German Military Cemetery in Normandy, France where more than 21,000 Germans are laid to rest following the June 6, 1944 D-day Allied invasions against Nazi Germany. (Department of Defense photo by Lt. Cmdr. Taylor Clark)
Culzean Castle, where General Dwight D. Eisenhower planned the D-Day Allied invasion of Europe- out of reach of German bombers, just north of Turnberry, Scotland