Fans can watch the Team USA vs. Japan soccer match live online and see whether the Americans can win the 2015 Women’s World Cup and get revenge for their loss four years ago.
The same teams met in the final of the 2011 World Cup, with the Japanese team winning 3-1 on penalties.
This year’s Women’s World Cup Final starts at 7 p.m. EST on Sunday from Vancouver, Canada, with Fox handling the live coverage. But fans unable to get to a television will still be able to see Team USA and Japan thanks to some free streaming video online (links below).
Fans who watch the Team USA vs. Japan soccer match live online will see two teams playing with a lot of passion, and the matchup is already starting to get a bit heated. Japanese captain Aya Miyama called out the United States, saying Japan won’t be a pushover.
“(The Americans) took the Olympic gold medal, but we aren’t going to hand over the World Cup,” she said, via Yahoo Sports. “That is the kind of spirit we’ll play with.”
Though not exactly the most biting trash talk, her words did garner a response from American captain Carli Lloyd.
“Love it. Bring it. We’ll be ready,” Lloyd said.
The game does have some other context. It will more than likely be the last major international tournament for American star Abby Wambach, who will have a chance to win the World Cup that has eluded her so far.
“It’s a constant reminder. It’s been a constant reminder,” Wambach told USA Today of the heartbreak of losing in 2011. “It’s been that thing that’s been within us, that fuels our fire, that motivates us.”
“All I care about is winning this World Cup.”
But one of the biggest factors in the World Cup final has nothing to do with either Team USA or Japan. The game is expected to be played amid record high temperatures in Vancouver.
The following is from Accuweather.
“Temperatures will be sizzling around Vancouver and even breaking records when the match kicks off.
Vancouver is set to experience a high near 30 C (85 F) on Sunday, which will break the day’s record high of 28 C (82 F) from 1958. Abundant sunshine will help boost temperatures and prompt fans walking around the city prior to the match to wear sunscreen.
Temperatures will be near the day’s high at kickoff before falling into the middle 20s C (near 80 F) for the early evening.”
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