Federation Internationale de Football Association withdraws claim of one million tickets sold at World Cup

Ruben Hill
Июня 13, 2019

The team shattered records.

Her five goals against the Thais not only move Morgan to top scorer of the competition but also make her the second player in the history of the Women's World Cup to hit five goals in the same match, tying her compatriot Michelle Akers, who scored five goals in a game against China in the 1991 World Cup.

Celebrating goals is cool and good.

Fellow TSN analyst Clare Rustad, a former worldwide with 45 Canada caps, and veteran Canadian midfielder Diana Matheson, who is missing the tournament through injury, also criticized the American behaviour while noting the importance of goal differential. I respect Thailand, I spoke to some of them afterward and they should keep their heads up. Respect to Thailand's keeper, Sukanya Chor Charoenying, who managed to not walk off the field or sink into the pitch as the USA women kept coming at her one after the other after the other.

Here is what columnists and former players were saying in defense of the US players.

"A classless victor is worse than a sore loser, regardless of gender", said one tweet.

"Take the pearl clutching and righteous indignation somewhere else".

United States of America put Thailand to the sword in Tuesday's record-breaking win as titleholders showed no mercy in their World Cup opener.

Fresh off the back of the USWNT's lopsided 13-0 win over Thailand to open its World Cup campaign, a panel on Canadian sports network TSN took some extra time to criticize the US team's exuberant performance.

"This is a world championship, so every team here has been fantastic to get to this point. They'll improve from here", said Rapinoe.

"A lot of this is about building momentum and so as a coach I don't find it my job to rein my players in", Ellis told The Wall Street Journal.

The Thailand rout set a number of Women's World Cup records. Want to know more about Alex who led her team to victory?

The French side return to action on Wednesday against Norway, who like France comfortably won their opening match. She also questioned whether the men's national team would be under fire for a similar result.

The Americans play No. 39 Chile in Paris on Sunday.

European champions the Netherlands beat New Zealand 1-0 in Le Havre in Group E on Tuesday thanks to a Jill Roord goal in stoppage time.

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