Germany take on Spain on Wednesday, June 12 at the Stade Du Hainaut in Valenciennes, France. Here’s what you need to know before tuning in.
Two of the best women’s teams from Europe meet in Valenciennes on Wednesday in an all-European battle that could decide who will win Group B.
Germany, one of the pre-tournament favorites to win the Women’s World Cup, did not look as sharp as usual in their opener against China. A 1-0 win on a Giulia Gwinn goal, however, was enough to give the two-time world champions the three points and keep their 13-game unbeaten clip alive.
Spain fell early to South Africa, who were making their first-ever appearance at the Women’s World Cup, but ultimately prevailed 3-1.
Both sides will need to be aggressive early on. The Germans did reveal some defensive vulnerabilities in the win against China, something Spain will be looking to exploit. The Spanish women, like the men’s team, is known for its strong passing game. In order to win, they will need to convert those pretty passes into real scoring chances for striker Jennifer Hermoso.
Much is expected from the Germans. Another win and they win the group. The same goes for Spain. In the end, it may be a draw that results from this match, a result that would benefit both nations.
The game between Germany and Spain will be broadcast live on Fox. Live streaming is available on Fox Sports Go, which you can access with your cable or satellite subscriptions, either online or through the app.
Germany and Spain have never played each other, meaning some history could be made in France. Germany, however, have a longer tradition of success at the Women’s World Cup after lifting the trophy in 2003 and 2007.