PARIS, France — The United States women’s national team’s starting lineup will remain the same for its big 2019 Women’s World Cup quarterfinal match against France. U.S. coach Jill Ellis made no changes to the starting XI that took the field for a tough 2-1 win against Spain earlier this week.
The game kicks off at 3 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on Fox. The winner will advance to the semifinals to play England. The loser will go home.
Alex Morgan captains the squad, joined by Megan Rapinoe and Tobin Heath up top. Sam Mewis again will start in the midfielder over Lindsey Horan.
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United States starting XI: Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher; defenders Crystal Dunn, Becky Sauerbrunn, Abby Dahlkemper, Kelley O’Hara; midfielders Sam Mewis, Julie Ertz, Rose Lavelle; forwards Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath.
Substitutes: Ashlyn Harris, Adrianna Franch, Mallory Pugh, Morgan Brian, Lindsey Horan, Carli Lloyd, Ali Krieger, Tierna Davidson, Emily Sonnett, Allie Long, Jessica McDonald, Christen Press.
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France changed its lineup a bit from the one used in its last match against Brazil. The French will go with a 4-3-3 featuring Eugenie Le Sommer, Valerie Gauvin and Kadidiatou Diani up top. Gaetane Thiney is also back in the lineup after serving as a late substitute against Brazil.
France starting XI: Goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi; defenders Amel Majri, Wendie Renard, Griedge Mbock Bathy, Marion Torrent; midfielders Viviane Asseyi, Elise Bussaglia, Gaetane Thiney, Amandine Henry (c); forwards Eugenie Le Sommer, Valerie Gauvin, Kadidiatou Diani.
Substitutes: Solene Durand, Eve Perisset, Aissatou Tounkara, Sakina Karchaoui, Grace Geyoro, Emelyne Laurent, Charlotte Bilbault, Viviane Asseyi, Delphine Cascarino, Pauline Peyraud-Magnin, Julie Debever, Maeva Clemaron.