Watch live online as England and Germany dig deep to overcome the disappointment of semifinal losses and pull out one last big performance to claim Third Place honors in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup on Saturday afternoon. The match features the former tournament favorites in Germany against the team who had become sentimental favorites in an England side that was the first from that country to make the semifinals of any World Cup, men’s or women’s, since 1990.
To find out how to watch the England vs. Germany 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Third-Place match live online, see the information in the final paragraph of this article. The match is scheduled to kick off on Saturday, July 4, at 2 p.m. at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton. That’s 4 p.m. Eastern Time, 1 p.m. Pacific. Coverage goes online about 15 minutes before the game starts.
England will be looking to put their pieces back together and claim a victory over the top European team — and the team that came into the 2015 World Cup at Number One in the FIFA world rankings — after what must rank as one of the most shattering defeats in England’s sports history.
With their semifinal against Japan deadlocked at 1-1 and just a single minute remaining before the game would have gone to extra time, England center-back Laura Bassett — one of the team’s most consistent performers throughout the tournament — deflected a cross in the box from Japan’s Naomi Kawasumi into the England net for a crushing own goal.
But in Saturday’s Third Place match — which will be televised live in England on BBC3 — Bassett will be charged with marking Germany’s Celia Sasic, the top scorer in the 2015 World Cup with six goals.
Sasic is coming off a devastating disappointment of her own when she missed a penalty kick in the semifinal, despite sending USA goalie Hope Solo in the wrong direction, that cleared the path for the USA 2-0 victory.
Can England bounce back from its devastating semifinal defeat to pull off an upset of the former World Cup favorites? Or will Germany overcome its own disappointment to claim third place in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup? To find out, watch the England vs. Japan Third-Place match live online from Edmonton by going to Fox Sports Go at this link, or 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 on mobile devices, download the Fox Sports Go app, or the NBC Sports Live Extra app for Spanish.
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