Special Event: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup: Match Day 2
June 12, 2019 7:54 AM - Subscribe

It's Match Day 2, come on in!
posted by LobsterMitten (47 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
What an exciting goal by Oshoala! I'm really happy for Nigeria.
posted by Liesl at 8:06 AM on June 12 [1 favorite]


MATCHDAY 2:
Nigeria 2 - 0 South Korea
Germany 0 - 0 Spain NOW PLAYING
France - Norway - tied for 1st in group A going into game
Australia - Brazil
South Africa - China
Japan - Scotland
Jamaica - Italy
England - Argentina
Netherlands - Cameroon
Canada - New Zealand
Sweden - Thailand
United States - Chile
posted by the man of twists and turns at 9:20 AM on June 12


What an exciting goal by Oshoala! I'm really happy for Nigeria.

Finishing from that angle at speed is seriously impressive.
posted by egregious theorem at 9:32 AM on June 12


Watching the recap for the Oshoala goal, the game looked much closer than 2-0 would imply.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 9:45 AM on June 12


Germany finally manages to stay onside and gets a goal for their trouble. Spain have kept up pressure but been unable to finish. Should be an interesting second half.
posted by egregious theorem at 9:47 AM on June 12


The build up to that Germany goal through the midfield passes was so impressive.
posted by TwoStride at 9:50 AM on June 12


Ok yeah, the delay on calling offside is ridiculous.
posted by TwoStride at 10:08 AM on June 12 [1 favorite]


This is some good snark: Pity the Poor Man who's had the Women's World Cup shoved down his throat

Once again I am hugely grateful to the community that will not allow us to forget the great under-reported story of this Women’s World Cup: men. Most specifically, the men who are not watching it. We hear so much about the tournament itself. Too much, it is argued – and at the expense of one of the four great civil rights questions of our era: 1) When are we getting a White History Month? 2) When is International Men’s Day? 3) Isn’t it time we had Straight Pride? and 4) Can you imagine how sexist people would say it was if we had a men’s World Cup?

I could not agree more with the gentlemen who dare to ask these questions – and not just so that I can buy time while I frantically locate the exit.

posted by nubs at 12:09 PM on June 12 [2 favorites]


Can I also say that one thing I love about the Women's World Cup is seeing how many women bounce back up after a rough tackle/contact when Neymar would still be rolling around like he'd been shot.
posted by TwoStride at 12:25 PM on June 12 [5 favorites]


1-1 on an own goal
posted by nubs at 1:12 PM on June 12


This was already an exciting game but the France own-goal has really made it tense.
posted by TwoStride at 1:18 PM on June 12


BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUT!!
posted by solotoro at 1:32 PM on June 12


The French team has seemed a lot less smooth in this game than in the match against South Korea. They've kept misjudging each other's runs, sending the ball into spaces no one is occupying. So on the one hand, they were lucky to win, but on the other, Norway didn't offer much of a threat at all.
posted by Kattullus at 1:52 PM on June 12


MARTAAAAAAA!!!!!
posted by Liesl at 9:28 AM on June 13 [1 favorite]


Australia have discovered One Weird Trick to score goals from an offside position, and the comeback is on!
posted by egregious theorem at 10:28 AM on June 13 [1 favorite]


Australia have discovered One Weird Trick to score goals

I mean, technically, Australia didnt score that goal.

Really curious about the strategy of taking out both Marta and Formiga off since it sure seems to have backfired.
posted by Exceptional_Hubris at 10:51 AM on June 13 [2 favorites]


I have a question from one of the replays: Does it count as a touch if the ball touches your ponytail?
posted by clawsoon at 4:42 PM on June 13


Desi Lydic did a nice piece on the Daily Show on the US-Thailand game, and the womens ongoing lawsuit for equal pay.
Noah: You're saying the womens team is just sending a message to US soccer?

Lydic: Yes. And clearly that message was that they need to be paid more.
Oh, and maybe US soccer should pay the men less, maybe they'd then be motivated to actualy qualify for their World Cup. GOAL!
posted by Marky at 9:32 PM on June 13 [2 favorites]


Scotland's kit is growing on me, I have to say.
posted by nubs at 7:43 AM on June 14


Well, well, well - this might be an interesting finish.
posted by nubs at 7:47 AM on June 14


If Scotland is going down, it's going down fighting. Nice goal in the 88th.
posted by Liesl at 7:47 AM on June 14


Depending on what happens with ENG-ARG, Scotland might have a shot at the 3rd place seed, I guess.
posted by nubs at 8:00 AM on June 14


Bunny Shaw could have a promising MMA career if this soccer thing doesnt work out. Glad she didnt get sent off for it but damn, that was rough.
posted by Exceptional_Hubris at 10:20 AM on June 14


I looked up my hair question, and all I could find so far is this reddit thread which says that it depends on which league you're in.
posted by clawsoon at 11:29 AM on June 14


Over on the Guardian liveblog, the joke of the moment is calling this match Le Havre vs. Le Havre-nots
posted by nubs at 12:09 PM on June 14 [1 favorite]


Over on the Guardian liveblog, the joke of the moment is calling this match Le Havre vs. Le Havre-nots

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posted by Etrigan at 12:14 PM on June 14 [1 favorite]


Nice save there by Correa
posted by the primroses were over at 12:30 PM on June 14 [1 favorite]


Maybe we Le Havre a game here
posted by nubs at 12:33 PM on June 14


Normally I root against both England and Argentina, but Argentina's goalie is holding it down so far. So: I'm rooting against England more for this match!
posted by TwoStride at 12:41 PM on June 14 [2 favorites]


Correa is FIERCE
posted by Liesl at 12:43 PM on June 14 [5 favorites]


Normally I root against both England and Argentina, but Argentina's goalie is holding it down so far. So: I'm rooting against England more for this match!

The Argentina side have been through some shit to get here - they didn't play for two years because the AFA wouldn't even pay them a meager £6.70 a day. I have no problem rooting for them.
posted by nubs at 1:07 PM on June 14 [4 favorites]


Correa is definitely playing like someone who deserves to be paid!
posted by TwoStride at 1:12 PM on June 14


Correa is playing out of her mind. . . shes got a routh 35 mins in front of her.
posted by Exceptional_Hubris at 1:15 PM on June 14


England against Correa, and she says to bring it.
posted by nubs at 1:16 PM on June 14


DAMMIT.
posted by TwoStride at 1:18 PM on June 14 [1 favorite]


Well, I should just shut my mouth I guess.
posted by nubs at 1:21 PM on June 14


Ugh Argentia has been doing some decent takeaways midfield but doesn't have the speed or finish to really capitalize.
posted by TwoStride at 1:41 PM on June 14


So I'm at my local bar, getting ready to watch Canada vs New Zealand, and I’ve already been assured by a random guy that a men’s game tonight will be much better. 😾
posted by GenjiandProust at 12:05 PM on June 15


That goal helped open up the game a little. Should be 2 or 3 to nil, amazing save.
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 1:35 PM on June 15 [1 favorite]


Prince was trying very had for that goal.
posted by GenjiandProust at 1:39 PM on June 15


Oh gosh, I hope this (SWE-THA) isn’t going to become another bloodbath.
posted by Liesl at 6:25 AM on June 16 [1 favorite]


Good for Thailand!
posted by TwoStride at 7:49 AM on June 16 [5 favorites]


OK that's ridiculous that apparently FIFA doesn't let Chile's anthem play all the way through but the team and fans finishing anyway was indeed cool.
posted by TwoStride at 8:57 AM on June 16


Now that I am north of 40 I have a particular fondness for the players who are thought to be positively ancient but still competing.... so on that note, congrats to grandma Carli Lloyd, age 36, for scoring the first goal of this match!
posted by TwoStride at 9:17 AM on June 16 [1 favorite]


The Chilean keeper was outstanding today and kept her team in the game. It could have been much more dire for them had she not been exemplary.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 5:54 PM on June 16 [1 favorite]


Agree re: the Chilean keeper, she was holding that line basically all by herself.
I thought Lloyd looked great, maybe deserves another start??
posted by n. moon at 6:07 AM on June 17


Ok I'm irrationally angry that the usually-great Guardian play-by-plays are half-assing it by doing the two games simultaneously in one thread. And in general I've felt that the MBM have been very lackluster compared to the attention they lavish on the men's world cup. Boo.
posted by TwoStride at 9:41 AM on June 17 [1 favorite]


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