Watch live online along with millions of Americans when Team USA faces Japan for the second straight FIFA Women’s World Cup Final after Japan pulled out a victory on a penalty shootout in the 2011 Final. Now, the USA women are planning, in the words of team Captain Carli Lloyd, “to put it right.”
The historic rematch — the first time in the seven editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup that the same two teams have met in consecutive finals — was set up when England lost a heartbreaker to Japan 2-1 on a last-minute own goal Wednesday, and the USA blanked tournament favorite Germany 2-0 on Tuesday.
To find out how to watch Team USA vs. Japan in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final live online, see the information in the final paragraph of this article. The historic match kicks off at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 5, at BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. That’s 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Live online coverage begins about 15 minutes before the match begins.
The Final will actually be the third straight showdown between the USA and Japan in a major world women’s soccer tournament. In 2012, the same two sides battled for the gold medal in the London Olympics — with Team USA gaining a measure of revenge with a 2-1 win, both USA goals scored by Lloyd.
But the 32-year-old veteran with more than 200 USA caps says the 2011 World Cup defeat still stings, but the Americans plan to put it behind them, at last.
“It hurts to think about it and talk about it,” Lloyd told USA Today. “But it is what makes you stronger. It is tough, but it builds character. Now there is nothing I want more than the chance to put it right.”
Japan, at the same time, could become only the second team, after Germany in 2003 and 2007, to become repeat Women’s World Cup champions.
Both the United States and Japan are veteran teams who return with most of the same players from both the 2011 World Cup and 2012 Olympic Finals, so fans who watch live online shouldn’t expect too many surprises — just a close, hard fought match with the winner making history either way.
Will Japan equal Germany’s previous feat, becoming the second team ever to win back-to-back Women’s World Cup trophies? Or will Team USA capture a record third championship? To find out, watch the USA vs. Japan FIFA Women’s World Cup Final live online from Vancouver by clicking on Fox Sports Go at this link, or by paying for a subscription to Fox Soccer2Go, available at this link. The Spanish-language live online stream will be carried by NBC Sports Live Extra, which may be accessed at this link. To watch the game on mobile devices, download the Fox Sports Go or for Spanish, NBC Sports Live Extra app.
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