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USA vs. Portugal : FIFA Women's World Cup

The U.S. women’s national team will fight to keep their 2023 World Cup campaign alive Tuesday against Portugal. The Americans are vying for a third straight World Cup victory, which would be a record, and fifth overall. The USWNT is also undergoing a generational shift, with more than half the roster playing in their first major international tournament while other players have been hit with some devastating injuries. 

To advance to the next round, the United States must either win or draw at Eden Park.

Portugal must win to advance.

The United States is ranked first in FIFA, while Portugal is ranked twenty-first.

The tournament will be hosted by two countries for the first time in women's World Cup history, Australia and New Zealand.

This will be do or die match for Americans women’s national team. If they make it to the Round of 16, they will either play on Saturday (if they win Group E) or Sunday (if they finish second). The following are the game times and possible opponents.

Saturday, August 5: Group E winner vs. Group G runner-up, 10 p.m. ET 

Sunday, August 6: Winner Group G vs. Runner-up Group E, 5 a.m. ET

Sweden and Italy presently lead Group G, which concludes group play on Wednesday.

Groups are in the Women's World Cup 

There are eight groups, four teams per group, with the top two seeds from each group advancing to the knockout round. The groups are as follows: 

Group A: New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Switzerland 

Group B: Australia, Canada, Nigeria, Rep. of Ireland 

Group C: Costa Rica, Japan, Spain, Zambia 

Group D: China, Denmark, England, Haiti 

Group E: Netherlands, Portugal, United State, Vietnam 

Group F: Brazil, France, Jamaica, Panama 

Group G: Argentina, Italy, South Africa, Sweden  

Group H: Colombia, Germany, Morocco, South Korea  


Women's World Cup Group E live standings

Team             PTS GP W D L GF GA GD

1. Netherlands     7 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2

2. USA                 5 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3

3. Portugal         4 3 1 1 1 2 1 +1

4. Vietnam         0 3 0 0 3 0 6 -6

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